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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.
Pride Prep charter school in Spokane faces tough questions over academic and financial performance
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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
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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
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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 >

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