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School Choice Week 2024 Recap

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It’s a wrap! National School Choice Week 2024 ended officially on Saturday. The week marked celebrations of school choice around the state and nation. We’re especially proud that our winning dance video for NSCW from Community Public Charter School (CPCS) made it into the national organization’s wrap-up video. We share the video below–as you watch, be on the lookout for CPCS students throughout!



  • In case you missed it, you can watch the original CPCS video here.
  • Coalition Executive Director Lindalyn Kakadelis has a new op-ed out about parents as the best decision makers in a child’s schooling. Read it here.

Get Ready for National School Choice Week 2024!

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National School Choice Week 2024 is right around the corner! The celebration runs this year from Sunday, January 21, through Saturday, January 27. There are lots of resources for schools that would like to mark the week and get involved. Nationally, more than 27,000 events will take place in all 50 states. You’ll hear more from the Coalition in the coming days about NSCW, but for now, we share some resources below to get you ready!

NSCW 2024 Resources

Want to learn more about NSCW? Watch the video below (and watch for a little representation from North Carolina!).

Participate in the Coalition’s Dance Video Contest for NSCW 2024!

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Are your students ready to dance? National School Choice Week 2024 is coming up fast on January 21-27, and the Coalition is hosting a dance contest for all of the state’s charter schools. We invite you and your students to showcase your school choice dance moves, using the tutorial and song outlined by National School Choice Week. In addition to bragging rights, the winner will receive an in-class pizza party—at the Coalition’s expense!!—for up to 35 students. We’ll also share the winning video, along with a runner-up video, on our Coalition platforms as part of our National School Choice Week promotion and celebration.

Action steps:

  • Decide to dance!
  • Watch the video tutorial from Indian River Charter School in Florida below on You Tube. The 14-minute video includes step by step instructions with four students and then the full dance, put to music with Indian River students.
  • Recruit dancers at your school and begin to practice.
  • Record your dance video and upload it to our Google Drive Folder by 6 p.m. Friday, December 15. Be sure to review the “Read First” instructions in the folder before uploading your video.
  • Sit back and rest! Meanwhile, Coalition Board members* will serve as judges for video submissions. *Board members at participating schools will recuse themselves as judges.
  • We will announce the winner in our Coalition Connection and Charter Chatter newsletters on Saturday, January 20—right before the launch of National School Choice Week.

Learn more:

  • Read about the dance and access a tutorial here and here.
  • Download the steps here.
  • Download the song here.

Questions? Contact Coalition Executive Director Lindalyn Kakadelis at nc.chartercoalition.org or 704.231.9767.