Washington Charter School Resource Center
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Bulletin 3:1: News & Information posted to the WCSRC website
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The mission of the Washington Charter School Resource Center (WCSRC) is to improve the quality of education for all children in the state of Washington.
Dear Jim,

Charter schools are suddenly 'relevant." The Broad Foundation Awards $1 Million to Rocketship for National Expansion of Proven 'Hybrid' Charter Schools. New charter school to open on Joint Base Andrews. Here's our first bulletin of 2011 with links to some of the news and information articles recently posted to the Washington Charter School Resource Center website. Click on the titles to read more.

Thank you for your interest in charter schools!

Jim Spady
President and Executive Director
Washington Charter School Resource Center

Charter schools suddenly 'relevant' 
AUGUSTA - Supporters of charter schools in Maine think they have reason to celebrate. The governor-elect is pledging to appoint an education commissioner who's a proponent of charter schools and public school choice. And, with a new Republican majority, the Legislature appears more likely than it has in the past to pass a bill allowing charter schools in Maine -- one of 10 states that don't allow the independently run public schools... [read more]

A new public charter school opening in fall 2011 on Joint Base Andrews will not only feature staff specially trained to meet the needs of military families, but also, with 35 percent of slots reserved for non-military families, bring the community in to what base commander Col. Kenneth R. Rizer acknowledges can seem like a "fortress." Imagine Andrews Public Charter School will be the first school located on base since 1979, when the public school there that had existed since the 1950s closed, Rizer said... [read more]
LOS ANGELES-The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation has awarded $1 million to Rocketship Education, a leading network of innovative K-5 public charter schools, the foundation announced today. The investment will support the first national expansion of a "hybrid school" model - which combines classroom instruction with online learning - helping Rocketship develop the infrastructure necessary to open 30 new hybrid charter schools nationwide by 2015... [read more]