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Bulletin 2013:02, April 27, 2013
Washington Charter School Commision, 12 Districts Seeking Charter Athority

The 9 members of the Washington Charter School Commission (WCSC) have been appointed and the WCSC held its first meeting on Thursday (4/4/2013) at the state Capitol in Olympia, beginning at 11 AM. The public was welcomed to attend...Twelve WA School Districts have filed a letter of intent with the State Board of Education preserving the option to file a full application for charter granting authority by the July 1 deadline...more [Return to Top]


Bulletin 2013:01, January 19, 2013
Conference Videos Now Online, Charter Starters Going Public

Great news! The videos of most of the presentations from the 12/15/12 Charter School Conference at UW-Tacoma are now available online...Charter starters are going public...Information on who can authorize you to start your public charter school...more [Return to Top]


Bulletin 2012:09, December 17, 2012
The Best of the WCSRC Charter School Conference

Over 160 educators, parents and community leaders gathered on Saturday, to learn how to improve public education for the children of Washington through the passage of I-1240.  It's hard to summarize all the information and wisdom that the public charter school experts from around the country shared with us from 9-5 on Saturday. Debbie Cafazzo, the education reporter from The News Tribune, wrote her article for the Sunday paper. But, here are our favorite moments from Saturday... more [Return to Top]


Bulletin 2012:08, December 6, 2012
Green Dot Public Schools: WCSRC Charter School Conference: Green Dot Public Schools --December 15th! REGISTER TODAY!

Green Dot Public Schools is committed to changing the landscape of public education so that every child can be successful in college, leadership, and life. Green Dot is fulfilling this mission by running high-achieving public charter schools that are focused on graduating students and fully preparing them for college.l. Hope to see you in Tacoma! Click for more information and REGISTER NOW!... more [Return to Top]


Bulletin 2012:07, December 5, 2012
December 15th! WCSRC Charter School Conference! REGISTER TODAY!

If you have RSVP'd but have not yet registered and paid your $25 registration fee please sign-up today! Space is limited and the price increases to $35 after 12/9/12. You can pay with a credit card or through Paypal. Hope to see you in Tacoma! Click for more information and REGISTER NOW!... more [Return to Top]


Bulletin 2012:06, November 21, 2012
Save the Date! WCSRC Charter School Conference!

It's time to get together to celebrate, review the law, network and talk about next steps. So, we are putting together a conference on December 15th, from 9-5 in Tacoma. To help us get the right sized venue, please RSVP if you plan to attend. We expect the cost will be $25 per person. Stay tuned for more details and the location. Hope to see you in Tacoma!... more [Return to Top]


Bulletin 2012:05, November 13, 2012
WA Charter School Law Passes!

We won! The Associated Press has declared I-1240 will become law! Public charter schools will be legal everywhere in WA as soon the election results are certified on December 6... more [Return to Top]


Bulletin 2012:04, November 10, 2012
Update on General Elections Results for Initiative Measure No. 1240

Almost 800,000 additional ballots have been counted since Election Night, and Initiative 1240 is looking more and more like it will ultimately win a majority of votes cast when the election results are ultimately certified by the Secretary of State... more [Return to Top]


Bulletin 2012:03, November 6, 2012
November 6, 2012 General Elections Results for Initiative Measure No. 1240

The 2012 Charter Public Schools ballot initiative (I-1240) is currently ahead 51.2% to 48.8%, with about half the votes counted. The rest of the votes will be counted over the next two weeks as the ballots mailed yesterday and today are eventually delivered, processed and counted... more [Return to Top]


Bulletin 2012:02
Initiative 1240 has qualified for the November statewide ballot

If you want to help the I-1240 campaign, these are 3 things that you can do right now... more [Return to Top]


Bulletin 2012:01
Backers hope to have ballot initiative up for November vote

Great news!  Yesterday afternoon a bipartisan coalition filed a ballot initiative with the Secretary of State to authorize public charter schools in WA.  The initiative has not yet been given a number, but you can download a copy from the Secretary of State's web page... more [Return to Top]


Volume 3, Issue 1
Bulletin of the WCSRC
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 title to read more... more [Return to Top]
Volume 2, Issue 2
Gregoire Says Yes to Union; No to Kids
Gregoire's RTTT Plan Ignores Need For Charter Schools & Other Reforms. SPI predicts that $150+ million in federal grants will be lost as a result... more [Return to Top]
Volume 2, Issue 1
MI & CA Put Kids 1st . WA???
California and Michigan Take the Lead! Will Washington State Join the Race?... more [Return to Top]
Volume 1, Issue 1
Legislative Update
Washington Charter School Resource Center Important Update... more [Return to Top]

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