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Anti-charter groups blocked from charter school lawsuit

By   /  November 23, 2016  /  Education Blog, Washington  /  No Comments

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The Seattle Times is applauding a decision by a state court judge ruled that several interest groups did not have standing to join a lawsuit challenging the legality of Washington state charter schools. Among the groups barred from becoming named plaintiffs were the League of Women Voters, the Aerospace Machinists Union and the Washington Federation of […]

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In Washington, charter movement battles ‘distraction’ of union lawsuit

By   /  October 21, 2016  /  Education, Federal Government, National, News, Washington  /  No Comments

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While a Democratic administration in Washington, D.C., is sending almost $7 million to boost charter schools in Washington state, one of the largest Democratic Party constituencies in the Evergreen State is doing everything it can to keep charters out. In September, the U.S. Department of Education awarded $6.9 million to support the development and growth of […]

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In shooter’s wake, election group blasts ‘open borders voting’

By   /  September 29, 2016  /  National, News, Politics & Elections, Virginia, Washington  /  No Comments

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An election-integrity group accused the federal government of “an open-borders approach to voting” after learning that a noncitizen charged in a deadly mall shooting cast several ballots since 2014.

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Charter school families defend choice in Washington

By   /  September 7, 2016  /  Education Blog, Washington  /  No Comments

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Twelve families have joined the Washington State Charter Schools Association to fight a challenge to the state’s charter school law. The families’ motion to intervene was granted by King County Superior Court Justice John Chun over the objections of the teachers union-led plaintiffs, who argued that families don’t have a legal stake in the case. Read more here. […]

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Charter school organization chastises Washington charter lawsuit

By   /  August 8, 2016  /  Education, Education Blog, Washington  /  No Comments

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“We are profoundly disappointed by the decision to file a misguided lawsuit in an effort to replace the clear will of the voters and a bipartisan majority in the legislature through a flawed, politically motivated agenda.”

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Washington’s reworked charter school law challenged

By   /  August 4, 2016  /  Education Blog, Washington  /  No Comments

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Washington’s refurbished charter school law is at the center of a new legal battle, with a suit filed by groups including the Washington Education Association, the League of Women Voters, El Centro de la Raza, and labor groups such as the Boeing’ Machinists union and the Washington State Labor Council. The lawsuit claims the legislature’s reworking of the law […]

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