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  • THURSDAY, NOV. 19, 2015

    Supreme Court refuses to reconsider charter school decision

    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 …


  • SATURDAY, SEPT. 5, 2015

    Washington Supreme Court rejects charter schools

    OLYMPIA – Charter schools are unconstitutional in Washington, the state Supreme Court said in a decision that endangers two charters in Spokane that just opened. The court in its decision …


  • FRIDAY, MARCH 6, 2015

    Lotteries fill up Spokane’s first charter schools

    Children’s names written on 3-by-5 cards tumbled around a spinning bingo barrel until Spokane’s premier charter school leader drew them out one at a time. “Ready? This is a historic …


  • THURSDAY, SEPT. 12, 2013

    Spokane to have first charter school

    Spokane could have the first charter school in Washington by next fall. It will be a historic and controversial development closely watched by school administrators, teachers, politicians and education reformists …


  • WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 11, 2013, 4 P.M.

    Spokane district approved to OK charter schools

    Spokane Public Schools is the first district in Washington to become a charter school authorizer after the state Board of Education voted unanimously Wednesday to approve its application. The district …


  • SUNDAY, APRIL 28, 2013

    Spokane Public Schools pursues charter schools

    Visions of the kinds of charter schools that could open in Spokane are emerging: a dual-language elementary or middle school; a high school that incorporates two years of college; an …


  • SUNDAY, NOV. 18, 2012

    Charter schools still face hurdles

    SEATTLE – Now that voters have spoken about charter schools, will the new, independent public schools be an option at the beginning of the next academic year? It seems unlikely.


  • FRIDAY, NOV. 9, 2012

    Spokane will seek charter school

    Although votes are still being counted on Washington’s charter school initiative, Spokane Public Schools officials have already decided the district will apply to have one if it passes. “If we …


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