State Board of Education approves Spokane's application to open charter schools
Today, in Yakima, the State Board of Education unanimously voted to give Spokane Public Schools the authority to open charter schools. With this vote, Spokane Public Schools, Washington state's second-largest district, of 28,000 students, will become the first district in the state to offer parents a charter school choice.
Congratulations to the leadership of Spokane Public Schools: Superintendent Dr. Shelley Redinger, school board members, and the team that worked on and wrote the top-flight application for charter school authority, just approved by the State Board of Education.
This report is part of WPC's Initiative 1240 Follow Up Project.