Press Releases

Periodically throughout the year, the Commission issues formal press releases concerning major events impacting students, communities and charter schools. Press releases generally coincide with the annual charter school application cycle. New and archived Commission press releases may be found below:

Commission Releases Charter School Application for Schools Opening in 2019-2020

September 22, 2017: COMMISSION RELEASES CHARTER SCHOOL APPLICATION FOR SCHOOLS OPENING IN 2019-2020

State Education Spring Test Scores Released; Charter Schools Show Promising Trends

September 13, 2017: SBAC TEST SCORES RELEASED – CHARTER SCHOOLS SHOW PROMISING TRENDS

Commission Supports DACA Students and Undocumented School Staff

September 13, 2017: COMMISSION SUPPORTS DACA STUDENTS AND UNDOCUMENTED SCHOOL STAFF

New Charter Public Schools Opening

August 18, 2017: NEW CHARTER PUBLIC SCHOOL OPENING FALL 2017

WSCSC Continuing to Stand with Families and Students

WSCSC Issues Annual New Charter School Application

December 6, 2016:  WASHINGTON STATE CHARTER SCHOOL COMMISSION ISSUES ANNUAL NEW CHARTERS SCHOOL APPLICATION

Washington Wins Federal Charter School Program Grant Award

September 28, 2016:  WASHINGTON WINS COMPETITIVE FEDERAL GRANT TO EXPAND HIGH-QUALITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Recent Charter School Act Lawsuit

August 3, 2016:
IN RESPONSE TO NEW ANTI-CHARTER LAWSUIT, COMMISSION WILL CONTINUE TO STAND WITH WASHINGTON FAMILIES AND STUDENTS

WSCSC’s Position Regarding the Supreme Court’s Ruling

September 17, 2015:  POSITION REGARDING THE SUPREME COURT’S RULING
September 11, 2015: COMMISSION ALIGNED WITH ATTORNEY GENERAL’S REQUEST

September 10, 2015: COMMISSION STILL OPEN AND WORKING FOR CHARTER SCHOOLS

September 6. 2015: INITIAL STATEMENT REGARDING THE SUPREME COURT’S RULING

Public Comment Regarding the Supreme Court’s Ruling

Public Comments Received September 17, 2015

 

Additional Press Releases

September 25, 2015

COMMISSION STATEMENT ON ATTORNEY GENERAL’S MOTION FOR RECONSIDERATION

September 11, 2015

COMMISSION ALIGNED WITH ATTORNEY GENERAL’S REQUEST

September 10, 2015

COMMISSION STILL OPEN AND WORKING FOR CHARTER SCHOOLS

September 6, 2015

COMMISSION STATEMENT REGARDING THE SUPREME COURT’S RULING

August 31, 2015

STACY HILL APPOINTED TO STATE CHARTER SCHOOL COMMISSION

June 23, 2015

COMMISSION TO HOST 2 PUBLIC FORUMS

May 22, 2015

TWO NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS SUBMIT PROPOSALS TO LEAD PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOLS IN WASHINGTON STATE

April 17, 2015

COMMISSION RECEIVES EIGHT NOTICES OF INTENT

October 9, 2014

WASHINGTON STATE’S CHARTER COMMISSION ADDS ONE PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOL TO ITS ROSTER

September 2, 2014

WASHINGTON STATE'S FIRST CHARTER SCHOOL OPENS ITS DOORS TO 96 STUDENTS

July 15, 2014

FOUR (4) NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS SUBMIT PROPOSALS TO LEAD PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOLS IN WASHINGTON STATE

June 20, 2014

NOTICE OF INTENT TO APPLY UPDATE: COMMISSION RECEIVES TWELVE NOTICES OF INTENT FROM TWELVE NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS

June 14, 2014

NOTICES OF INTENT TO APPLY RECEIVED FROM TWELVE CHARTER SCHOOL APPLICANTS

May 19, 2014

NEW APPOINTMENTS TO THE CHARTER SCHOOL COMMISSION

April 24, 2014

ANNOUNCING THE DEPARTURE OF COMMISSIONER DOREEN CATO

April 15, 2014

WASHINGTON STATE CHARTER SCHOOL COMMISSION SCHEDULED TO RELEASE 2014 REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS

March 19, 2014

CHARTER SCHOOL COMMISSION DRAFTS NEW RULES

January 31, 2014

WASHINGTON STATE’S CHARTER COMMISSION AUTHORIZES 7 PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOLS TO OPEN

January 6, 2014

CHARTER COMMISSION TO HOST PUBLIC FORUMS ACROSS STATE

December 5, 2013

CHARTER SCHOOL COMMISSION MOVES TO RECOMMEND RE-NOMINATION OF COMMISSIONERS WITH EXPIRING TERMS