Join in the celebration for National Charter Schools Week 2019, May 12-18!
Each year, this special celebration is a time for everyone in the movement—leaders, teachers, students, parents, and advocates—to come together to showcase our schools and students. The theme for this year is Charter School Are… because each charter school is unique in how they serve students and families, and we all have our own definition of what charter schools mean to us.
Here are a few ways you can celebrate:
Join the Conversation
- Follow the National Alliance on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn where we’ll be highlighting what charter schools are throughout the week.
- Use our social media toolkit and join in the conversation by sharing your story with #CharterSchoolsWeek.
- Add a badge as your social media profile picture for the week—let everyone know YOU are a strong charter school supporter (right-click to download).
Get Your Community Involved
Use one of our templates to make sure your community knows about the event:
- Proclamation – Give your Governor language to issue an official document to commemorate the week and recognize your state’s high-quality public charter schools.
- Press Release – This local template is just what you need to alert the media of the great work charter schools are doing and encouraging them to write about it! Get reporters involved by making it your own.
- Media Advisory – This local template will help you alert the media to basic information about the week or a specific event.
- Op-Ed – Our tips for writing the perfect prose piece to express your opinion in support of high-quality public charter schools and a guide on how to submit for publishing.
Invite Elected Officials to Your School
We also encourage you to invite your elected officials—local, state, and federal—to visit your school during the week or host a local rally to support charter schools. Here is our “how-to” toolkit on hosting a successful school visit to get you started.
Let us Know How You’ll be Celebrating
Already have something planned? Let us know what it is.
Sign Up to Receive Newsletters
You can also sign up below to receive daily updates from the National Alliance throughout the week, highlighting our Charter Schools Are… theme of the day and special announcements.