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Thousands of Washington students begin the year behind in their studies
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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Three Susquehanna Valley school districts facing large deficits plead for more money
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.
Pride Prep charter school in Spokane faces tough questions over academic and financial performance
Apr 29, 5:56 AM: On Wednesday night, Pride Schools, made up of Pride Prep Middle School and Innovation High School, will face some tough questions about its academic and financial performance in recent years, and may need to meet some >
Union’s back-door effort to kill popular charter school bill shows those in power care little about reducing inequality
Apr 6, 5:58 AM: Lawmakers are rightly showing great concern about improving the quality, graduation rates, equal treatment and fairness in public schools.  Some even say the traditional public school system is systemically racist and are >
Opinion: Charter public schools need fair funding to serve the students they were designed to benefit
Apr 5, 7:07 AM: Charter public schools were first established in 2012 in this state with the intent of being laboratories of innovation within our public education system and providing a public school option for the many educationally >
Many Woodinville families opt to continue pod learning
Mar 25, 7:19 AM: Learning pods – also called pandemic pods or micro-schools – have gained traction during COVID-19 as a way for small groups of children to continue remote learning in a shared space.
Column: Charter schools deserve equitable funding
Mar 16, 5:24 AM: Our schools are designed to disrupt cycles of poverty and injustice. They are free, open to all, and focus on serving limited-income families and Global Majority students (i.e., Black, Brown, Indigenous, and students of >
Washington student advocacy group pushes for full return to in-person learning
Mar 15, 6:11 AM: With just a few months left in the 2021 school year some Washington parents are pushing for a full return to in-person learning. It's a move that comes after Gov. Jay Inslee announced schools must offer an option for >
Bellevue parents rally to reopen more schools
Mar 12, 7:22 AM: The Bellevue Education Association said it continues to negotiate with the Bellevue School District over how and when to bring more kids back to in-person learning.
Seattle teachers, district spar over safety, days before classrooms set to reopen
Mar 9, 7:09 AM: Seattle Public Schools students in preschool and special education pathways are set to return to in-person learning March 11.



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