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Opinion: How a Supreme Court ruling might upend Washington charter schools
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Dec 29, 8:43 AM: A quirk of history and misaligned constitutional provisions soon could kill public charter schools in Washington state. A case before the U.S. Supreme Court would make that happen.
Rep. Jim Walsh Files School Choice Bill to ‘Empower Washington Families’
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Dec 14, 6:56 AM: House Bill 1633 would create a state Family Empowerment Scholarship Program to offer $10,000-a-year scholarships to up to 100,000 K-12 students and their families in Washington state. The scholarships could be used for >
Black Educators Closing Equity Gaps for African American Students
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Dec 9, 6:18 AM: The academic achievement gap between white and BIPOC students has been well documented. Black and Hispanic students trail their white peers by an average of more than 20 points in math and reading assessments, a difference >
Shorter summer breaks? Washington districts study changing school calendar
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Nov 5, 7:06 AM: According to Washington State’s Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, 18 school districts and one charter school are using grant funding to explore shortening the traditional summer break to allow for what’s >
Lighting the Way: Shauna Edwards starts a school for teen parents
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Oct 28, 8:41 AM: "My door is always open,” says Edwards, the founder and executive director of Lumen, the first charter school in Eastern Washington to serve teen parents.
As Seattle Schools’ busing woes persist, it has few options to ding its contractor
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Oct 25, 6:24 AM: Then last week the district made the drastic move to cut 142 bus routes, leaving families with more predictability, but also more headaches. As the district scrambles to find rides for kids, some major questions remain >
Seattle parents rush to find ways to get kids to school after district suspends 142 bus routes
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Oct 19, 8:15 AM: Thousands of Seattle families scrambled to get their children to and from school Monday after Seattle Public Schools slashed 142 bus routes.
Opinion: Seattle Public Schools’ delta dysfunction
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Sep 15, 9:26 AM: Without a more nimble approach to COVID contingencies, WA's largest school district risks losing vital state funding — and parent trust.
Thousands of Washington students begin the year behind in their studies
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Sep 1, 12:34 PM: With school starting this week, no one is disputing that thousands of children are already behind. “It's more of a reality statistically. One thing that we found is that scholars that had good grades, eighty percent of >
Only elementary charter school in Pierce County opens in Tacoma
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Aug 23, 12:53 PM: A new charter school has opened in Tacoma, making it the second charter in Pierce County, and the only one serving kindergarten and first grade students.
Some parents pulling their kids out of school due to lack of remote learning options
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Aug 18, 1:07 PM: With the upcoming school year about to start in just a matter of days for many schools, some parents are upset about a lack of remote learning options.
At the “Take Back Our Schools” rally, parents hope to make a change
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Aug 13, 11:54 AM: On Thursday, parents saying they want more control of what happens at their schools – and not rely on Olympia to make decisions for them – hosted a “Take Back Our Schools” rally at Liberty High School. >
Despite Gaps In Funding, Charter Schools Showed Their Value During The Pandemic
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Aug 12, 10:59 AM: During the 2020-21 school year, charter schools in Washington State saw a 35 percent increase in enrollment, as opposed to the statewide decrease of 3% to public schools. According to Marcus Haden, Community Engagement and >
Washington state doubles down on school masks, other precautions ahead of school year
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Aug 9, 3:15 PM: Every school district will be expected to provide full-time in-person learning to all students who want it, and masks will still be required for students and staff — or districts risk an “immediate” halt to their funding, >
SPS won’t offer online learning option for middle, high school students in the upcoming school
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Aug 6, 12:51 PM: Seattle Public Schools (SPS) announced Thursday it would only offer online learning for a limited number of students in kindergarten through fifth grade for the 2021-22 school year, leaving students in grades sixth through >
How unions are racking up new wins in Democratic-controlled Washington state
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Aug 3, 10:49 AM: Democrats also tweaked the law on school salaries, paving the way for teachers to return to the bargaining table with local districts. That, along with a final chunk of funding for a court-ordered K-12 funding plan, led >
Summit Sierra’s recipe for continued success
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Jul 30, 9:14 AM: Despite having a full year of virtual learning, the Chinatown-International District’s Summit Sierra charter school provided the necessary resources for their students to succeed and graduated their third senior class. >
Opinion: Forty percent of parents more likely to want homeschooling or online school after COVID
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Jun 4, 5:51 AM: Liv Finne of the Washington Policy Center believes parents have good reason to be looking for better options for their children than public schools
Pride Prep charter school gets three-year conditional reauthorization
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May 20, 7:04 AM
Three Susquehanna Valley school districts facing large deficits plead for more money
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May 7, 7:35 AM: All three said money spent on special education and mandated payments for cyber charter schools outpace the amount provided by the government.

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