Allow Public Charter Schools in Washington State
28 views | +0 today
Follow
Allow Public Charter Schools in Washington State
Items curated from the Web concerning Washington's Initiative 1240, a measure on the ballot in Nov. 2012 to allow public charter schools.
Curated by Bryan Myrick
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Bryan Myrick
Scoop.it!

Sick of the Presidential Race? Here Are 2 Education Ballot Measures to Watch

Sick of the Presidential Race? Here Are 2 Education Ballot Measures to Watch | Allow Public Charter Schools in Washington State | Scoop.it

"Everybody in Oregon thinks Washington is a hopeless backwater," Rob Kremer, the Oregon's Republican Party treasurer who helped pass the state's charter school law, told the Times Tribune. The Beaver State has 124 charter schools, serving about 4 percent of the state's K-12 public school students.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Bryan Myrick
Scoop.it!

Initiative 1240, the Charter School Measure, Will Not Raise Your Taxes | NW Daily Marker

Initiative 1240, the Charter School Measure, Will Not Raise Your Taxes | NW Daily Marker | Allow Public Charter Schools in Washington State | Scoop.it
If Initiative 1240 passes, the money provided by taxpayers to students attending Washington's 2,345 traditional schools will be unaffected---traditional schools will receive the same amount of money to educate their students they received before...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Bryan Myrick
Scoop.it!

School Board Members Recruited to Oppose I-1240, the Charter School Reform Initiative | NW Daily Marker

I was disappointed to hear that this week opponents of Initiative 1240, the charter school initiative, are trying to recruit school board members to sign a petition in opposition to the initiative.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Bryan Myrick
Scoop.it!

Whatcom teachers differ on charter school initiative | 2012 Local Elections | The Bellingham Herald

Whatcom teachers differ on charter school initiative | 2012 Local Elections | The Bellingham Herald | Allow Public Charter Schools in Washington State | Scoop.it
An initiative on November's ballot will give voters the chance to change the landscape of public education in Washington by allowing charter schools in the state.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Bryan Myrick
Scoop.it!

20-Year Effort to Fix State Schools Drives This Year’s Charter Schools Initiative | Washington State Wire - Washington State Wire is an independent nonpartisan news gathering organization focusing ...

20-Year Effort to Fix State Schools Drives This Year’s Charter Schools Initiative | Washington State Wire - Washington State Wire is an independent nonpartisan news gathering organization focusing ... | Allow Public Charter Schools in Washington State | Scoop.it
Washington State Wire is an independent nonpartisan news reporting and news gathering organization focusing on Washington state government and the policies that affect Washington residents’ daily lives.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Bryan Myrick
Scoop.it!

Seattle Channel "City Inside/Out" Hosts a Discussion of I-1240 Charter Schools

Seattle Channel "City Inside/Out" Hosts a Discussion of I-1240 Charter Schools | Allow Public Charter Schools in Washington State | Scoop.it
This November, Washington voters will decide, for the fourth time, if charter schools should be allowed in our state.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Bryan Myrick
Scoop.it!

Citizens' Guide to Initiative 1240: To Allow Public Charter Schools in Washington | Washington Policy Center

Citizens' Guide to Initiative 1240: To Allow Public Charter Schools in Washington | Washington Policy Center | Allow Public Charter Schools in Washington State | Scoop.it

The Washington Policy Center has prepared a thorough and independent analysis of I-1240, Washington state's ballot measure to allow the creaton of 40 public charter schools over 5 years. Well worth your time.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Bryan Myrick
Scoop.it!

20 Revealing Facts About the Latino Achievement Gap - Online Colleges

20 Revealing Facts About the Latino Achievement Gap - Online Colleges | Allow Public Charter Schools in Washington State | Scoop.it
These facts show the extent of the achievement gap between Latino students and their peers, as well as some of the origins and repercussions.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Bryan Myrick
Scoop.it!

Walla Walla Union-Bulletin endorses Yes vote on 1240: "Time for state to adopt charter schools"

Walla Walla Union-Bulletin endorses Yes vote on 1240: "Time for state to adopt charter schools" | Allow Public Charter Schools in Washington State | Scoop.it
The top priority of most citizens in Washington state is to improve education. It’s the right priority.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Bryan Myrick
Scoop.it!

In Chicago, Charter School Teachers are Not on Strike | NW Daily Marker

In Chicago, Charter School Teachers are Not on Strike | NW Daily Marker | Allow Public Charter Schools in Washington State | Scoop.it
As the burgeoning teachers strike closed schoolhouse doors across the Windy City Monday, parents of 350,000 students scrambled to secure daycare or make other arrangements while their children’s education is delayed.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Bryan Myrick
Scoop.it!

Charter school debate comes to Gig Harbor

Charter school debate comes to Gig Harbor | Allow Public Charter Schools in Washington State | Scoop.it
Liv Finne, the director of the Washington Policy Center’s Center for Education, and Catherine Ahl, the education chair of the League of Women Voters of Washington, squared off Thursday morning at Cottesmore of Life Care in a debate over charter sc...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Bryan Myrick
Scoop.it!

I-1240: An essential escape route from failing schools

I-1240: An essential escape route from failing schools | Allow Public Charter Schools in Washington State | Scoop.it
We’ll let Initiative 1240 speak for itself.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Bryan Myrick
Scoop.it!

McKenna: Charter schools 'clearly' constitutional - Spin Control - The Spokesman-Review

McKenna: Charter schools 'clearly' constitutional - Spin Control - The Spokesman-Review | Allow Public Charter Schools in Washington State | Scoop.it
OLYMPIA -- Charter schools would be constitutional in Washington state under the system proposed by this year's ballot initiative, Attorney general and wouldbe governor Rob McKenna said Tuesday.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Bryan Myrick
Scoop.it!

NEA donates $250,000 to anti-charter-school campaign

NEA donates $250,000 to anti-charter-school campaign | Allow Public Charter Schools in Washington State | Scoop.it
The National Education Association, which supports charter schools in some states, has contributed $250,000 to the campaign to defeat a charter school initiative here, the campaign’s largest contribution to date.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Bryan Myrick
Scoop.it!

Editorial: The Times recommends Initiative 1240 — add charter schools to the state’s education-reform agenda

Editorial: The Times recommends Initiative 1240 — add charter schools to the state’s education-reform agenda | Allow Public Charter Schools in Washington State | Scoop.it
Voters should approve Initiative 1240 and add charter schools to the mix of innovation and reform finally taking hold in Washington state.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Bryan Myrick
Scoop.it!

Black students gain from charter school advantage in California, but not in Washington | Washington Policy Center

Black students gain from charter school advantage in California, but not in Washington | Washington Policy Center | Allow Public Charter Schools in Washington State | Scoop.it
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Bryan Myrick
Scoop.it!

New Brief: Initiative 1240: Improving Education Options with Charter Schools - Washington Research Council Blog

New Brief: Initiative 1240: Improving Education Options with Charter Schools - Washington Research Council Blog | Allow Public Charter Schools in Washington State | Scoop.it
Initiative 1240, if approved by voters, would allow 40 public charter schools over five years.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Bryan Myrick
Scoop.it!

Washington State Ranks 30th on 'Parent Power' Index by Center for Education Reform

Washington State Ranks 30th on 'Parent Power' Index by Center for Education Reform | Allow Public Charter Schools in Washington State | Scoop.it
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Bryan Myrick
Scoop.it!

Editorial: Initiative 1240: Approve to advance options for the children - The Spokesman-Review

Editorial: Initiative 1240: Approve to advance options for the children - The Spokesman-Review | Allow Public Charter Schools in Washington State | Scoop.it

It’s time, finally, for Washington voters to approve charter schools by saying yes to Initiative 1240.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Bryan Myrick
Scoop.it!

New poll: 60% support allowing charter public schools in Washington | Washington Policy Center

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Bryan Myrick
Scoop.it!

For school choice, the best publicity ever

Talk about unintended consequences.Has anything ever - ever - generated more positive publicity for school choice than the teachers strike in Chicago...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Bryan Myrick
Scoop.it!

HeraldNet.com - Teachers unions cut spending on charter fight

HeraldNet.com - Teachers unions cut spending on charter fight | Allow Public Charter Schools in Washington State | Scoop.it
Eight years ago, teachers statewide went all out to keep Washington's ban on charter schools in place.Their statewide union, the Washington...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Bryan Myrick
Scoop.it!

Washington state must embrace a new vision for education

Washington state must embrace a new vision for education | Allow Public Charter Schools in Washington State | Scoop.it
The Seattle Times editorial board urges state leaders to embrace a...
more...
No comment yet.