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Monday, June 17, 2013

Info on Charter School Start-up Resources

Just so no one can say I'm not a good sport.

From the Washington State Charter Schools Association website:

The Department of Education’s Office of Innovation and Improvement has announced their 2013 grant process for planning, program design, and initial implementation of charter schools. 
There will be two webinars explaining the application process for the start-up funds:
  • One on Monday, June 17 at 12pm PST (3pm EST) to 1:30 pm PST (4:30 EST)
  • One on Thursday, June 20 at 8am PST (11am EST) to 9:30am PST (12:30pm EST)
To sign up for the webinars, please RSVP to charterschools@ed.gov. Applications for the grant funds are due on July 12, 2013. This is a great opportunity to learn about potential start-up funds and the federal grant process.
For more information on the grant application and program, please visit the following links:
I know some here have been wondering about trying to open a home-grown charter.  Based on my attendance at the Charter Commission meetings, I'd say good luck with that but yes, there are resources out there to help you.

That said, the Washington State Charter Schools Association does NOT give full information about charter law in our state and so, should be viewed with suspicion.  (Well, that and who runs it.  There are board members who are the usual suspects plus one press person but apparently no other staff that they care to name.)

Here's their deadline chart for more info:

Charter School Implementation Timeline

1 comment:

Disgusted said...

The dollars to destroy public education continue to flow.