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New coverage from our Charter Advocacy Summit

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We have new coverage to share from our 2024 Charter Advocacy Summit! We include our recap video below, along with an excerpt from an excellent article in North State Journal covering our March 7 reception and March 8 Summit.

Thank you to the speakers, charter leaders, and sponsors who participated in interviews–and to Brian Jodice who pulled the recap video together. Thanks again to our event sponsors, who made the Summit possible.

 

Here’s an excerpt from the NSJ article, which covers Superintendent Truitt’s reception speech:

In her remarks, Truitt noted how charter schools had kept their doors open during the pandemic, oftentimes “at a loss,” and showed parents how important charter schools are in North Carolina. She added that around 10% of students in the state attend a charter school.

“I am so incredibly proud of what this community did in order to help students recover from the pandemic more quickly than students who were shut out of their schools for longer,” said Truitt. “It was clear then, as it is now, that the opportunity to have choice in where a child goes to school, as well as choice in a method that your child best learns, are the greatest equalizers for parents and children.

“And there are absolutely forces in our state that want to take that choice away from you. And we are in a battle of philosophies between funding buildings and funding students … funding the system or funding students. And if we’re not careful, we are going to lose that battle.”

Watch Superintendent Truitt’s full remarks at the reception here. Read a more comprehensive recap of the Summit here.

It’s a Wrap! Coalition Hosts Second Charter Advocacy Summit

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Our second-ever Charter Advocacy Summit is now behind us for another year, and what a day it was! A sold out crowd of 200+ charter leaders and stakeholders–as well as charter industry experts and professionals–joined us on Friday for a day of networking and learning about charter school advocacy. The Summit was preceded by another great event on Thursday night: a kick-off reception, headlined by State Superintendent Catherine Truitt. State lawmakers, charter leaders, and charter stakeholders also attended the event. Representatives from 99 North Carolina charter schools joined us for the reception and/or Summit! National education expert Jeanne Allen headlined the Summit luncheon on Friday. In addition, attendees heard from Senator Amy Galey, Senator Mike Woodard, Senator Steve Jarvis, Rep. Jeff Zenger, state charter leaders, industry experts, and more! Thank you to everyone who attended, and to our Summit sponsors, who made the event possible! We share photos and more below:

State Superintendent Catherine Truitt receives a leadership award from Coalition Board Chair Jonathan Bryant and Vice Chair Sandeep Aggarwal on Thursday, March 7.

Students from TMSA lead the singing of the Star Spangled Banner and recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance at the Coalition’s 2024 Charter Advocacy Summit on Friday, March 8, in Raleigh.

 

Students from Paul R. Brown Leadership Academy’s color guard team perform at the beginning of Friday’s Summit.

More than 200 attendees convened for the Summit.

Thank you to our amazing 2024 Charter Advocacy Summit sponsors!

Last Call to Register for the 2024 Advocacy Summit

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The Charter Advocacy Summit is just over ONE WEEK AWAY, and we are expecting A BIG CROWD! This is the last call to register. You can register for the Summit HERE.

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Hotel information:

The deadline for booking a hotel room under the Coalition’s group rate has passed, but there are lots of other hotel options nearby! Options include: Embassy Suites Raleigh CrabtreeHampton Inn & Suites Raleigh/Crabtree Valley, and Hilton Garden Inn Raleigh/Crabtree Valley.

WE APPRECIATE OUR SPONSORS, WHO HAVE MADE THIS EVENT POSSIBLE!

New Summit Invite: Join us March 7-8!

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Please join us for the Coalition’s 2024 Charter Advocacy Summit in Raleigh on March 7-8! We share our new Summit invitation below, with information on our confirmed speakers and session topics. You won’t want to miss it, as we’ll cover lots of information–from impacts of new legislation, to shifts in funding–that will help YOUR school.
We’ll honor State Superintendent Catherine Truitt and members of the N.C. General Assembly at our evening reception on Thursday, March 7. National advocate and reformer Jeanne Allen, the founder and CEO of the Washington, D.C.-based Center for Education Reform, will headline our Summit luncheon on Friday, March 8.

Other Summit speakers include these leaders:

-Senator Amy Galey

-Senator Steve Jarvis

-Representative Jeff Zenger

-Karen Fairley, Executive Director, Center for Safer Schools

-Dr. Jason Wray, Superintendent, Paul R. Brown Leadership Academy

-Ashley Baquero, Director, Office of Charter Schools

-Bruce Friend, Chair, Charter Schools Review Board

… as well as other key industry leaders and charter stakeholders!
Learn more about session speakers and panels by reviewing the Summit agenda.
Register for the Summit here.
Book your hotel room at the Raleigh Marriott Crabtree Valley here.
Don’t wait to register: The early bird discount on Summit registration ends Thursday, Feb. 15, and so does the guaranteed group rate on hotel rooms!

The official flyer is here: Register for the 2024 Summit!

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We’re excited to share our brand new Summit school flyer with you! It includes important information about our 2024 Charter Advocacy Summit taking place in Raleigh on March 7-8, 2024. The flyer includes links to register (and receive an early bird discount before Feb. 15!) and book a hotel room at a discounted group rate.

You may be wondering, “What does the Summit mean for ME?”

  • Learn what to expect from the new Charter Schools Review Board, with information about charter renewals, approvals, rules, and more.
  • Understand recent policy changes impacting your local funding, construction permitting, and county funds for facilities.
  • Hear the legislative outlook for the state’s charter movement, an analysis of 2024 election primary results, and a review of court cases affecting charter schools.

Click here or on the image below to access the flyer.

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Open Now: Registration for the 2024 Charter Advocacy Summit

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Advocacy and action that help YOUR school!

The charter movement notched big wins at the legislature this year. Understand how new policy changes benefit YOUR school—and what you can do to keep up the momentum.

Join other charter school board members, heads of school, and senior administrators for the Coalition’s 2024 Charter Advocacy Summit in Raleigh on March 7-8, 2024. We’ll share an official school flyer before Christmas—but you don’t need to wait until then to sign up. Registration is open NOW!

Our 2023 event was a resounding success, with 87 charter schools participating in our kick-off evening reception or Summit. In all, 200 charter operators, stakeholders, industry leaders, and lawmakers attended the reception, while 160 attended the Summit. What did participants think about the 2023 Summit? Read charter leaders’ testimonials.

We expect another very strong turnout in 2024!

Held at the Raleigh Marriott Crabtree Valley Hotel, our 2024 event will launch with a wine and appetizer reception on Thursday evening, March 7, followed by the day-long Summit on Friday, March 8. State Superintendent Catherine Truitt is a confirmed speaker and honoree at the evening reception.

“But, what does the Summit mean for ME?”

  • Learn what to expect from the new Charter Schools Review Board, with information about charter renewals, approvals, rules, and more.
  • Understand recent policy changes impacting your local funding, construction permitting, and county funds for facilities.
  • Hear the legislative outlook for the state’s charter movement, an analysis of 2024 election primary results, and a review of court cases affecting charter schools.

Register for the Summit here and book your hotel group rate here. Hotel reservations can be canceled up to 24 hours before the arrival date.

Questions? Contact Coalition Executive Director Lindalyn Kakadelis at lkakadelis@nc.chartercoalition.org.