Public Schools Threaten Parents With Jail Time for Truant Kids


Judge in pending charter school case accepted campaign money from charter school opponents

Charter schools serve more students with disabilities at lower cost

WA State Supreme Court weighs validity of charter school law

Teachers unions and other groups have sued over the 2016 charter school law, which lawmakers enacted after the justices struck down a 2012 voter-approved initiative that allowed charter schools for the first time in Washington.

Charter schools, despite ongoing legal questions, attract the families they hoped to get

Their primary focus from the beginning has been students at risk of falling behind in traditional public schools. And so far, that promise has been kept. Seventy-five percent of charter students in Western Washington are kids of color, 63 percent come from low-income families and 16 percent are learning-disabled.