Washington state’s first charter school to open next fall in Seattle

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Monday, February 3, 2014

Seattle will be home to the first charter school to open in Washington — a privately funded elementary school for homeless children that will become a publicly funded K-5 charter school next fall.

First Place Scholars was among seven nonprofits approved Thursday by the state commission charged with selecting from a field of 19 applicants.

The school will build on a quarter-century of educating homeless children under the auspices of First Place, a social-service agency in Seattle’s Central Area. It intends to change its name but remain at its current location.

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