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Spokane International Academy seeks expansion as charter school popularity grows in region

The three-year-old charter school recently inked an agreement for a new building in north Spokane worth $9.7 million. Staff say the expansion will get rid of the waiting list to …


Charter schools are having their moment in Spokane and the rest of the state

With a major expansion planned at one school, and another catering to teenage parents opening next year, Spokane is seeing a spike in charter school enrollments that have backers cheering, …


Gonzaga Prep adding to wrestling building

A $6.7 million project to improve Gonzaga Preparatory School’s athletic facilities is entering its third phase this fall, with a nearly $1 million addition to the private school’s wrestling gymnasium.


Charter school lawsuit is disappointing

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 …


Spokane International Academy finishes the school year on a high note

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 …


Charter schools are successful and worth saving

My daughter’s charter school has delivered on its promise to deliver an innovative learning experience.


Charter schools need Legislature to act

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 …


Washington charter schools may join Springdale school district

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 …


Editorial: Court fails to clarify charter school ruling

Rather than give lawmakers clear signals on charter schools, a divided court stubbornly stays the wrong course.


Public support for embattled charter schools key, McMorris Rodgers says at Pride Prep visit

U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers visited one of Spokane’s charter schools, Pride Prep, in a show of support Monday. “We need to say ‘yes’ to charter schools,” she said. “We …


Charter schools supporters rally at Pride Prep

Kyle McCarty’s sixth-grade daughter wakes up early because she’s excited to go to school at Pride Prep, one of Spokane’s two charter schools. That’s a big change for the 11-year-old, …


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 …


Charter schools groups say rule changes unexpected

As Travis Franklin prepares to open a new charter school in Northeast Spokane, he worries the state is changing the ground rules by rushing through new regulations on staffing and …


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 …


Spokane’s first charter school may have found a home

Spokane’s first charter school may have found a home near the heart of the city. Pride Prep leaders have proposed teaching classes inside the 15,000-square-foot building that once housed the …


Spokane board approves district’s second charter school

Spokane Public Schools’ board authorized the second charter school in its district Wednesday with a 4-0 vote. The approval is practically a repeat of the board’s first authorization of a …