THURSDAY, DEC. 8, 2016, 4:36 P.M.
Washington State’s reinstated charter school law is the best in the nation - tied with Indiana and Nevada - according to the National Association of Charter School Authorizers.
SUNDAY, OCT. 23, 2016
Gov. Jay Inslee has a sunny re-election pitch: Economy has rebounded; big investments in education and transportation; definitive action on climate change. And while much of that occurred while he …
THURSDAY, SEPT. 29, 2016, 6:36 P.M.
The U.S. Department of Education awarded Washington charter schools a $6.9 million grant on Wednesday.
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 10, 2016
If the lawsuit truly is about the kids, then what about charter school students who are thriving like never before? Where is the concern that they didn’t do as well …
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 3, 2016, 5:40 P.M.
Teachers unions, parents and other groups are suing over Washington’s new charter school law, a measure that was enacted last spring after the state Supreme Court struck down the old …
THURSDAY, JUNE 23, 2016, 7:30 P.M.
Spokane International Academy had a rocky start in September when the state Supreme Court ruled only days after classes started that charter schools were unconstitutional. But the doors stayed open …
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13, 2016, 12:55 P.M.
The Washington State Charter School Commission got back to work on Wednesday.
SUNDAY, APRIL 10, 2016, 4 A.M.
OLYMPIA – Fans of Washington’s public charter schools had reason to celebrate in the last week after the Legislature’s plan to keep them afloat with lottery money became law by …
FRIDAY, APRIL 8, 2016, 11:06 A.M.
A lobbying campaign to save Washington’s charter schools spent nearly $1.9 million to influence the public and state lawmakers, according to documents filed with the state.
SUNDAY, APRIL 3, 2016
Supporters say the new law resolves the constitutional questions, but opponents will almost certainly challenge it. The Legislature may need to return to the drawing board. It would help it …
FRIDAY, APRIL 1, 2016, 4:29 P.M.
Gov. Jay Inslee has decided to let the Legislature’s charter school fix become law without his signature.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 30, 2016, 3:43 P.M.
Gov. Jay Inslee signed two education bills in Seattle on Wednesday, both aimed at helping disadvantaged kids get a better education.
SUNDAY, MARCH 13, 2016
In a session where charter schools were given a reprieve, the larger education issue was delayed, yet again.
THURSDAY, MARCH 10, 2016, 4:18 P.M.
A possible fix to Washington’s charter school law received final approval from lawmakers Thursday, giving the schools a chance of staying open with Lottery money.
THURSDAY, MARCH 10, 2016, 2:22 P.M.
The Washington Senate has voted to pass a fix to the state charter school law that lawmakers hope will pull the alternative public schools out of constitutional trouble.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9, 2016, 8:12 P.M.
Washington state House of Representatives passes changes to charter school law in effort to keep them open.
THURSDAY, MARCH 3, 2016, 5:15 P.M.
Charter school funding prospect kept alive in Senate.
MONDAY, FEB. 22, 2016, 1:51 P.M.
Charter schools would no longer be required to use the same teacher contracts as other public schools under a new bill that has cleared the Idaho Senate.
SATURDAY, JAN. 30, 2016
In our community, it is not uncommon to witness people stepping up in big and small ways to make a difference in people’s lives. We’ve seen that in more ways …
MONDAY, JAN. 25, 2016, 3:26 P.M.
BOISE – Idaho officials who’ve been troubled by news this year that the state’s high school graduation is much lower than had long been thought have identified where the problem’s …
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 20, 2016, 2:34 P.M.
Senate Republicans moved to keep charter schools open with Lottery money in an effort to find a system that would pass muster with the Supreme Court.
SUNDAY, JAN. 10, 2016, 5 A.M.
Issues the Washington Legislature will face include education funding, charter schools and carbon pollution.
SUNDAY, JAN. 10, 2016
Legislators working on answers to constitutional issues. Meanwhile, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation provides stopgap funding.
THURSDAY, JAN. 7, 2016, 4:42 P.M.
The small Eastern Washington school district that many Washington charter schools will be joining received a $2.1 million grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation in December.
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 6, 2016, 2:29 P.M.
Mary Walker School District trustees voted to allow charter schools around the state to join the
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 9, 2015
Schools will lose state funding next week unless stopgap arrangement with Springdale school district carries they into next year.
FRIDAY, DEC. 4, 2015, 10:21 P.M.
Washington State charter schools, including two in Spokane, may join the Mary Walker School District, near Springdale, Wash., later this month. The agreement would keep charter schools open as public …
SATURDAY, NOV. 21, 2015
Rather than give lawmakers clear signals on charter schools, a divided court stubbornly stays the wrong course.
THURSDAY, NOV. 19, 2015
SEATTLE – The Washington Supreme Court says it will not reconsider its ruling striking down the state charter school law. In a decision announced Thursday afternoon, the court denied all …
FRIDAY, OCT. 23, 2015, 5:20 P.M.
The Washington State Charter Schools Association filed a motion asking the Washington State Supreme Court to review its charter school ruling, Friday.