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National Charter Schools Week 2013

May 5-11 is a time to showcase achievements of charter schools in local communities (like yours!) that are working tirelessly to close achievement gaps and elevate learning across the nation. The first charter school opened 21 years ago in Minnesota, and today more than two million students are enrolled in over 6,000 charter schools across the United States.

Many organizations celebrating charter schools this week in a variety of ways. See the list below to check out other organizations celebrating charters and to find an event near you. Can’t find an event near you? Let others know about the positive role charter schools are playing in your community and communities across the U.S. — talk to your local newspaper, inform friends and neighbors, and use social media to get the word out that charter schools are improving education every day! Have your tweets be part of the conversation under hashtag #NCSW.

National Alliance for Public Charter Schools will recognize 2013 Charter Champions on Tuesday, May 7. Charter Champion awards recognize five public officials for their outstanding service to the students, parents and families of the public charter school movement.

Noodle.org, the nation’s largest search engine of schools, services and support for families seeking education solutions from birth through adulthood.

Texas Charter Schools Association will celebrate NCSW with a legislative rally at the Capitol on Wednesday, May 8.

Wisconsin Charter Schools Association to celebrate with Advocacy Day in Madison on May 9.

Arizona Charter Schools Association – “Party on the Patio” on Friday, May 10 from 4:30-7 p.m