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Newswire: September 20, 2016 — John Oliver Back Off My Charter Schools Contest Deadline Soon — NAACP and charter schools — Modern States: Freshman Year For Free — Education Technology Innovation Summit

CHARTERS, PARENTS & STUDENTS HAVE 6 MORE DAYS! Don’t miss your chance to show us why your charter school works for you and your community. Submit a quick, informal video on any mobile device by September 26th for a chance to win $100K for your school. Check out the details here: edreform.com/cer-video-contest.

NAACP & CHARTERS. Why is the NAACP taking a stance on charter schools that is in such direct conflict with African-American families? Nate Davis, Executive Chairman of K12, explores this question this week in The Hill. Davis notes that there’s still time to right the ship, as the NAACP national board members can reject the resolution when it comes before them at their annual October meeting. Stay tuned.

FRESHMAN YEAR FOR FREE. This month, Modern States launched “Freshman Year for Free,” a pilot program with the goal of making college more accessible and affordable. Participating students learn from college professors online, and then Modern States foots the bill for their College Level Examination Program (CLEP) tests, which are accepted for credit at more than 2,900 colleges and universities. Without a doubt, an amazing opportunity brought about by modern technology that can lead to improved economic outcomes for all.

ELECTION 2048. No, that’s not a typo. Success Academy Middle School debate champs will be demonstrating how the pros do it, taking their talents to Washington DC for a live debate September 27th at 2pm ET. Details and RSVP info here.

EVENT ALERT. Looking to collaborate with EdTech professionals and educators on the latest and greatest ed innovations? Look no further than the third annual Education Technology Innovation Summit (ETIS16) taking place Wednesday, September 28 in Baltimore, MD. Event info and registration at http://etisummit.com/.