Students, families, educators and school leaders from Connecticut’s public charter school community will take to Nathan Hale Hall at the Connecticut State Capitol on Thursday, April 12 for the fourth annual Charter Awareness Day.
**For Immediate Release**
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MEDIA ADVISORY FOR THURSDAY, APRIL 12: Charter Community to Celebrate, Advocate for Fair Funding at 4th Annual Charter Awareness Day at the Connecticut State Capitol
Hartford, CT – Students, families, educators and school leaders from Connecticut’s public charter school community will take to Nathan Hale Hall at the Connecticut State Capitol on Thursday, April 12 for the fourth annual Charter Awareness Day. The day will be a celebration of the unique and diverse offerings of our state’s public charter schools, as well as an opportunity to advocate for the critical needs of these schools, most notably the need for fair funding.
Thursday’s event will include opportunities for media to speak directly with students and parents, as well as school leaders. Engaged charter parents will be delivering hundreds of handwritten letters from charter parents across the state, asking lawmakers to enact a fair and comprehensive funding formula that includes public schools of choice, including charters. The event will conclude with a Torchbearer Award ceremony at 11:45 a.m., honoring those who have championed on behalf of the state’s public charter school movement.
There are currently 24 public charter schools in Connecticut serving more than 10,000 students, and there are more than 7,000 names on charter school waitlists.
WHAT: 4th annual Charter Awareness Day to include tabling and advocacy activities, as well as a program including remarks from Connecticut State Director Yam Menon.
WHEN: Thursday, April 12 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., including Torchbearer Award ceremony at 11:45 a.m.
WHERE: Nathan Hale Hall at the Connecticut State Capitol. 300 Capitol Ave. Hartford, CT 06106. Nathan Hale Hall is accessible through the concourse in the Legislative Office Building (LOB). Parking is best found at the LOB garage. For additional parking in the back, please follow the driveway all the way around, past the armory’s extra parking lot.
WHO: Connecticut’s public charter school community, the Northeast Charter Schools Network staff, families and students. Invitees include state and local elected officials.
About the Northeast Charter Schools Network: The Northeast Charter Schools Network is the membership and advocacy organization for the more than 300 charter schools in New York and Connecticut. Its mission is to support and expand high quality public charter schools.