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January 30, 2014 at 11:52 AM

State approves three charter schools so far today, rejects five

Seattle will be home to one of the state’s first charter schools, First Place Scholars, which was approved this morning by the state commission charged with making the selections. The First Place nonprofit organization, which  has long served homeless children as a private school,  is among  19 applicants under consideration today by the More

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January 13, 2014 at 1:24 PM

Seattle teachers’ union expected to voice opposition at charter school public meeting

Potential operators of Washington’s first charter schools can expect some tough questions from members of the Seattle teacher’s union at a public forum Monday evening at South Seattle Community College. Seattle Education Association president Jonathan Knapp said in a news release Monday that dozens of Seattle teachers and educators are expected to participate. Knapp also reiterated the union’s…

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