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Russell Wilson, Ciara fund charter school

SEATTLE (AP) — Football

star Russell Wilson and

his wife Ciara, the Grammy-

winning performer, are

the latest wealthy philanthropists

to back a charter

school — though the celebrity

couple say they’re not

focused on the politically

charged school choice issue

and undeterred by challenges

that have plagued

Washington state’s charter

sector.

Through their Why Not

You Foundation, Wilson

and Ciara are contributing

about $1.75 million to rebrand

an existing charter

program known as Cascade

Midway Academy, just

south of Seattle. It’s where

the couple have their home

base because Wilson plays

quarterback for the Seattle

Seahawks football team.

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