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Charter school students surpass public school peers

Finne: State needs more charter schools

OLYMPIA – Charter schools in the state are doing a better job educating children in math and English than traditional schools.

That is one of the main takeaways from the Washington State Board of Education’s Charter Schools Report.

“The overall finding for all of the prior charter school reports and this seventh edition submitted by the SBE is that students attending Washington charter schools perform similar to or better than academically, economically and ethnically similar students attending traditional public schools,” the report stated.

Liv Finne, Washington Policy Center’s director of th...


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