First Place must show that it can help low income kids do as well or better academically than they would have at their neighborhood schools
People who want to learn more about the first proposed charter schools in Washington state can attend public forums beginning Monday in Spokane.
A judge will soon decide whether the state’s new charter school law is an innovative tool for educating Washington’s children or violates the state Constitution’s mandate for an equal education for all.
Washington state’s new Charter School Commission opened the statewide application process for charter schools on Monday.
Washington voters have narrowly approved an initiative that clears the way for up to 40 charter schools to be opened in the state over the next five years.
More ballots have been counted, but the results are still unclear for Washington’s charter schools initiative.
This has been the year of big names and big money for Washington’s election. A record $157 million has poured into state-level races, including funds from Bill Gates, Paul Allen, Rick Steves and Amazon’s Jeff Bezos.
The campaign to bring charter schools to Washington raised nearly $5 million in cash contributions during the past six weeks, including donations from Bill Gates and Paul Allen.
The group promoting an initiative that would bring charter schools to Washington began running its first TV ad in the state on Friday.
Some of the most successful charter school organizations in the nation say they would like to open schools in Washington state if voters approve the charter initiative on the November ballot.