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Change Maker of the Day: Supporters and Advocates

National Charter Schools Week - Day 4: Advocacy

Thank you for celebrating National Charter Schools Week with us all week long! Today, we enter Day 4 of highlighting the Change Makers in our movement with a spotlight on Advocacy.

Read along at The Charter Blog as National School Choice Week President Andrew Campanella shares his thoughts on how awareness weeks like National Charter Schools Week are so important to building the groundswell of everyday advocacy for access to great public school options.

We are also excited to have a member of the National Charter School Conference program advisory committee take over our Insta today. Kara Schumaker’s Crossroads Academy—Quality Hill in Kansas City, Missouri is our featured school today.

The conversation will continue on Twitter with #CharterSchoolsWeek! Add to the feed with today’s suggested tweets:

  • Today’s #CharterSchoolsWeek Change Maker of the Day focus is on our Supporters & Advocates! Be a Change Maker by advocating for high-quality public #charterschools on the federal, state, and local levels.
  • As a supporter of high-quality public #charterschools, [Share a time you contributed as a charter school supporter or advocate]. #CharterSchoolsWeek
  • It’s not just Thursday, it’s Day 4 of #CharterSchoolsWeek! Share the work of #charterschool movement Change Makers by following the conversation today and tomorrow—or, better yet, all year with @charteralliance!  

Before you read about yesterday’s news surrounding National Charter Schools Week, be sure to check out Sciotoville Elementary Academy (SEA). SEA is one of the few charter public schools located outside of Ohio’s urban communities. Read how SEA meets the need of Ohio’s rural communities.

Yesterday’s Spotlight on Elected Officials

Charter schools continue to dominate media headlines as the celebration of National Charter Schools Week rolls on!

Last night, the National Alliance celebrated our Champions for Charters in a special reception at the Congressional Visitor Center. Check out this piece in The 74 about the honorees.

Keeping in the political theme, political figures across the country continued the conversation surrounding National Charter Schools Week. Senator Lamar Alexander of Tennessee; Congressman Scott Peters of California CA; and Senator Tom Carper of Delaware, tweeted about Charter Schools Week, and Congresswoman Virginia Foxx of North Carolina gave a floor statement in recognition of Charter Schools Week.

The press in Washington has taken notice of the charter school movement this week, as the Washington Examiner took a closer look at the success of charter schools in the nation’s capital.

The charter school movement remains strong, and the celebration continues across the nation. As we end the celebration of National Charter Schools Week, take time to focus on the “why” of our movement. ExcelinEd discussed the various factors surrounding why charter schools exist.

There is just one more day to celebrate with us! Check out our resources to get involved with the charter school movement.


The National Alliance Team

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