Join the National Charter Schools Week 2021 celebration, May 9-15!
This year is an exciting one as it is the 30th anniversary of the first charter school law, which changed the future of public education and student success forever. In recognition of our movement's history and future, this year's theme is National Charter Schools Week 2021: 30 Years Strong.
In our 2021 celebration, we will recognize the next generation of changemakers and reflect on how far we've come. See how to celebrate National Charter Schools Week 2021!
Meet the 30 Under 30 Changemakers
As part of the 30 Years Strong celebration, we recognize 30 Under 30 Changemakers. 30 young people in the charter school community who have an outsized impact in their communities, our nation, and the world in Arts, Writing, and Sports, Education and Politics, Leadership, Science, and Social Justice.
Watch a video on the history of the movement
Share on social media
Join us in spreading the word about the 30th anniversary and how charter schools and our community are shaping the future of public education.
- Use our social media graphics throughout the week and set your profile picture to one of the coalition graphics
- Make sure to use #CharterSchoolsWeek and #CharterLove in your social posts
- Use our social media language – or make up your own!
- Join me in celebrating National Charter Schools Week 2021! We're celebrating 30 years strong of charter schools in public education #CharterSchoolsWeek
- Recognizing the 30th anniversary of charter schools for #CharterSchoolsWeek! That's 30 years of high-quality public schools that put kids first.
- I'm proud to be part of the charter schools community! Celebrating #CharterSchoolsWeek: 30 Years Strong this week and every week #CharterLove
Alert your community and the press
Make sure to share with your local media who would love to hear about the celebration! We’ve made it easy with our ready-to-go templates.
- A sample media advisory with the who, what, where, when, why on events
- Use these opinion piece guidelines can help shape a great, ready to place op-ed
- Make sure your community knows your celebrating with our sample press release
- These proclamation guidelines share how to request your local governor or elected official commemorate the week as well
Elevate student voices for Student Speak Day on Thursday, May 13
Students from across the country will reach out to their congressional representatives (via their teachers) to share what they love about their charter school and why it’s important to continue to support the growth and expansion of more charter schools through programs like the Charter Schools Program.
And you can have your students take part as well! With adult supervision, of course.
Share this action with your students on Thursday, May 13.
Watch our video for the full lesson plan:
Participate in a nationwide trivia game on Friday, May 14
We're hosting a nationwide game of Kahoot! filled with charter school trivia on Friday of National Charter Schools Week for #CharterLove day. Flex your skills and show the nation how much you know about charter schools. The winner of the game will get a National Alliance swag bag, so be sure to study up.
To play on Friday, May 14, go to the Kahoot! website and enter the game PIN. The game PIN will be announced on Twitter and Instagram at 1:40 p.m. ET that day. We’ll see you there!
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