Washington voters last year approved an initiative creating a public charter school system. This week marks a key deadline for organizations that plan to apply to start the state’s first charter schools.
TVW would like to issue a clarification: On Wednesday’s edition of “The Impact,” we stated that 14 school districts have applied to become charter schools. However, those 14 districts have filed “notices of intent” to submit applications. Only one school district — Spokane — has submitted an application.
The Washington State Board of Education has more information about the charter school timeline available on its website.
On the show, host Anita Kissée interviews Ember Reichgott Junge, a former Minnesota state Senator who wrote and passed the country’s first charter school law.
Watch this week’s edition of “The Impact” below: