Stories tagged: charter schools
UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 24, 2018, 6:19 p.m.
Amid fierce debate over whether charter schools are good for black students, the heirs to the Walmart company fortune have been working to make inroads with advocates and influential leaders …
UPDATED: Mon., July 16, 2018, 9:32 p.m.
Dollar for dollar, the beleaguered movement to bring charter schools to Washington state has had no bigger champion
UPDATED: Fri., May 25, 2018, 10:19 a.m.
The Washington Supreme Court raised questions about the commission that governs charter schools and the way the teachers are paid.
UPDATED: Thu., May 17, 2018, 7:59 p.m.
Hundreds of charter school students rallied at the state Capitol on Thursday as the Washington Supreme Court considered arguments that could threaten to close their classrooms.
UPDATED: Wed., March 28, 2018, 10:54 p.m.
The Idaho Legislature wrapped up an 80-day legislative session on Wednesday, opting at the end not to try to override a veto from Gov. Butch Otter, though lawmakers had remained …
UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 3, 2017, 9:49 p.m.
Charter schools are among the nation’s most segregated, an Associated Press analysis finds – an outcome at odds, critics say, with their goal of offering a better alternative to failing …
Thu., Aug. 24, 2017
Resistance is myopic – and it’s particularly damaging to the poor students, often black and Hispanic, most helped by charters.
Mon., Aug. 14, 2017, 9:18 p.m.
Expanding charter schools around the country is losing support among Americans, even as President Donald Trump and his administration continue to push for school choice, according to a survey released …
Mon., Aug. 14, 2017
Students at Pride Prep were given an unusual assignment this spring: Design their high school.
Tue., June 6, 2017, 12:47 p.m.
What exactly would a federal school voucher program look like, and would it fund schools that discriminate against students based on their gender, religion, race or sexual orientation?
UPDATED: Fri., June 2, 2017, 8:43 p.m.
The conservative Heritage Foundation is pushing to allow 800,000 military children to use federal tax dollars for private education, a proposal that comes as President Trump seeks to make good …
UPDATED: Wed., May 31, 2017, 11 p.m.
Republican U.S. Rep. Raul Labrador promised to lower taxes, expand school choice and eliminate Common Core if elected the next governor of Idaho at a Post Falls campaign stop Wednesday.
Wed., May 3, 2017, 2:47 p.m.
President Donald Trump on Wednesday asked Congress to work with him on extending school choice programs nationwide to benefit millions of students, including low-income African-American and Hispanic children.
Tue., April 4, 2017, 10:32 a.m.
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos visited a Department of Defense primary school at Fort Bragg in North Carolina and told parents stationed there that the Trump administration wants to provide vouchers …
Sun., April 2, 2017, 3:40 p.m.
When Madison Sargent enrolled in Meridian Technical Charter High School as a freshman, she wasn’t a tech geek. She didn’t even own a computer. She preferred spending time outdoors when …
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 28, 2017, 2:41 p.m.
Private school vouchers favored by DeVos don’t offer real advantage over public schools, study indicates
A new study reports that there is no evidence that school vouchers – which use public dollars to pay for private school tuition and are favored by Education Secretary Betsy …
Sun., Feb. 26, 2017
Thus far, charter schools have demonstrated an ability to close the opportunity gap by improving outcomes for students who struggled in traditional settings.
Sat., Feb. 18, 2017, 2:42 p.m.
A King County Superior Court judge has ruled that the plaintiffs in a lawsuit challenging the state’s charter school law didn’t demonstrate that charter schools are unconstitutional.
Thu., Feb. 9, 2017
Betsy DeVos played a large role in expanding charter schools in Michigan, and critics say the consequences have been awful. That’s false.
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 12, 2017, 10:28 p.m.
When Michigan billionaire and school “reformer” Betsy DeVos goes before senators for confirmation hearings as education secretary next Tuesday, Sen. Patty Murray will have a few questions.
Fri., Dec. 16, 2016
Charters schools in Washington state are more polarizing than they ought to be, because stringent oversight helps ensure that public dollars are not being wasted. In fact, the state’s model …
Thu., 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.
Sun., 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 …
Thu., Sept. 29, 2016, 6:36 p.m.
The U.S. Department of Education awarded Washington charter schools a $6.9 million grant on Wednesday.
Wed., 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 …
Wed., 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 …
Thu., 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 …
Wed., April 13, 2016, 12:55 p.m.
The Washington State Charter School Commission got back to work on Wednesday.
Sun., 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 …
Fri., 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.