WEDS. NOV. 16: Time Capsule to Commemorate 20 Years of CT Charter Schools

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To commemorate the 20th anniversary of charter schools in the state of Connecticut, charter school students, families, educators and school leaders will gather at Highville Charter School for the burial of a symbolic time capsule.

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**For Immediate Release: November 14, 2016**
Contact: Kerisha Harris, (203) 907-7238, kharris@necharters.org

MEDIA ADVISORY FOR WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 16: “Captured in Time”: Connecticut’s Charter Schools to Commemorate 20th Anniversary with Time Capsule Burial

New Haven, CT – To commemorate the 20th anniversary of charter schools in the state of Connecticut, charter school students, families, educators and school leaders will gather at Highville Charter School for the burial of a symbolic time capsule. Representatives from Connecticut’s 24 charter schools have contributed items representing their individual schools. Those items will be placed inside a time capsule and buried on the campus, with plans to reopen that time capsule in another 20 years.

Today, Connecticut is the proud home of 24 public charter schools, eight of which are among the very first to open in our state. From an urban farm located in the heart of the city, to an arts and communications immersive experience, students at Connecticut’s 24 public charter schools are learning in exciting and innovative ways!

To learn more about the history of charter schools in Connecticut, visit our interactive timeline, and check out this informative section on the NECSN website dedicated to the 20th anniversary of charter schools.

Wednesday’s event will include opportunities for media to speak with school leaders, students, and families, as well as local and state elected officials, regarding the history of charter schools in Connecticut and current challenges faced by our schools. There will be video and still photo opportunities throughout the campus, as well as sounds from the Highville Steel Drum Band.

WHO: Connecticut’s public charter school community, the Northeast Charter Schools Network staff, families and students. Invitees include state and local elected officials.

WHAT: Time capsule ceremony commemorating 20 years of public charter schools in Connecticut

WHERE: Highville Charter School. One Science Park. New Haven, CT 06511

WHEN: Wednesday, November 16 from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m.

About the Northeast Charter Schools Network: The Northeast Charter Schools Network is the membership and advocacy organization for the more than 250 charter schools in New York and Connecticut. Its mission is to support and expand high quality charter schools.

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http://necharters.org

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