1240 Follow-Up Project

To ensure the promise of Initiative 1240/the charter school initiative that was passed by voters in 2012 is fulfilled, Washington Policy Center is conducting a multi-year follow-up and oversight project. The purpose of this project is to monitor and analyze implementation of Initiative 1240 and to effectively communicate the findings, thus ensuring the highest possibility of success for new charter schools and the students who will attend them.

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2015 Bellevue Solutions Summit

August 12, 2014 in Events
Wednesday, January 7th, 2015
7:30 am - 1:30 pm
Hyatt Regency Bellevue
900 Bellevue Way NE
Bellevue, WA 98004

Join Washington Policy Center again for our annual Solutions Summit Policy Conference coming this January 7th, 2015 in Bellevue before the beginning of the important 2015 Legislative Session covering the topics:



Seven new charter school applications submitted for approval

July 21, 2014 in Blog

Last week seven groups of educators submitted their applications to open a new charter school in Washington. This is the second round of approvals under the voters’ charter school law, Initiative 1240, passed in 2012. The law allows up to eight charter schools to open per year, for a total of forty schools over five years.  If less than eight spots are filled one year, the unfilled spots can be filled a subsequent year.  

Sometimes, a public policy story to celebrate

June 9, 2014 in In the News
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