NATIONAL ALLIANCE WEEKLY UPDATE – April 14, 2017
April 14, 2017
NATIONAL ALLIANCE WEEKLY UPDATE
April 14, 2017
National Charter Schools Conference – What You Need to Know
Registration Deadline Approaching!
Rates increase on Monday, April 24. Register today!
Charter School Day on the Hill – Wednesday, June 14
Since NCSC17 is in Washington D.C., we want to provide charter school advocates with an opportunity to raise their voices on Capitol Hill. CSO leaders are encouraged to visit members of their Congressional delegations during the national conference. The federal team is ready to coordinate and schedule these meetings – please contact Elise Cranston at email@example.com if you are interested.
CSO Incentive Program
We are offering FREE registrations for your organization through our State Incentive Program. To participate, simply promote NCSC17 to the schools in your state using the NCSC toolkit. In exchange for your support, we will give up to seven free registrations per organization. Learn more here.
NCSC17 State Meetings
Take advantage of the NCSC17 location and invite your Congressional delegation to attend a state meeting or reception during the National Charter Schools Conference. We have time and space reserved at the conference for each state. Please let us know if your organization is planning to host a state meeting or reception during the conference by filling out theNCSC17 State Meeting Request Form by Friday, April 28. If you would like the National Alliance to invite members of your Congressional delegation, please select that option on the form.
30 Days of Grad
Our annual student essay series will launch during National Charter Schools Week this year. Please encourage charter schools in your state to submit stories by sharing our #30DaysofGrad webpage and submission form.
National Charter Schools Week is Just Around the Corner
Mark your calendars, plan your events for National Charter Schools Week, and let us know what you have in store. Click here for the CSO toolkit.
FY2018 House Appropriations Budget Process
This year, 30 members of the House of Representative indicated their support for an increase in the Charter Schools Program (CSP) for the FY2018 budget through two member-led letters and through their own individual appropriation priority requests, the largest number of supporters in the House to date. Twenty-one members signed onto a bipartisan letter led by Reps. Jared Polis (D-CO) and Duncan Hunter (R-CA) that asked for CSP funding at the level of the President’s proposed $500 million figure and five signed onto a letter led by Rep. Luke Messer (R-IN). In addition, four members added increased funding for the CSP to their list of individual appropriation priorities submitted to the Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies subcommittee chairman and ranking member.