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The following is a press release from the North Carolina Association for Public Charter Schools


Legislators, board members, administrators, teachers, parents, and students will gather for a Charter School Advocacy Day beginning 10:00am at Halifax Mall Downtown Raleigh. 

This advocacy day coincides with calls from anti-charter organizations to place a moratorium on new charter school applications pending further legislation. Senate Bill 247 was filed last week as the General Assembly is in its long session. According to the bill, a joint legislative study committee would determine the impact of charter schools on local school districts during the moratorium. The purpose of the advocacy day is to speak against the moratorium, explain the extent to which charter schools are already held accountable for their operations and performance, and present the positive impact charter schools are making in and surrounding their local districts. 

Advocacy day participants will meet with legislators to share how their charter schools have made a difference in the districts they represent. This will be followed by a press conference where legislators, school leaders, and organization directors will share the vitality and necessity of charter schools in communities across the state. Speakers include Sen. Erica Smith, Marcus Brandon, Executive Director of CarolinaCAN, Dr. Thomas Miller, Consultant from Leaders Building Leaders, and Gregg Sinders, Board Treasurer of the North Carolina Association for Public Charter Schools. 

This event is co-organized by the North Carolina Association for Public Charter Schools and CarolinaCAN with additional support from Parents/Partners for Educational Freedom in North Carolina. 

For more information, contact Joshua Hoke at (704) 819-9395 or josh@ncpubliccharters.org. 

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The North Carolina Association for Public Charter Schools is a nonprofit advocacy organization dedicated to advancing quality educational opportunities for all North Carolina children by supporting and expanding successful charter schools. Learn more about www.ncpubliccharters.org. 

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