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May 4, 2015
Contact: Alexandra Freeze

Association of American Educators Recognizes National Charter Schools Week

Alexandria, VA – May 3-9, 2015 is National Charter Schools Week. Every year stakeholders from across the country mark this exciting occasion by recognizing these unique public schools and the communities they serve.

In honor of the week, Association of American Educators Executive Director Gary Beckner released the following statement:

"National Charter Schools Week is a time of celebration here at AAE. We are thrilled to honor the public charter school movement and the heroic educators who make these innovative schools possible.

AAE joins hands with students, parents, and communities in thanking the teachers who make these life-changing institutions a reality for so many in need.

As the premiere association for charter school teachers, AAE is proud to serve this growing movement. These teachers are on the cutting edge of effective instruction and are proving daily the benefits of offering professional autonomy to teachers.

We encourage lawmakers on local, state, and federal levels to take an active stand in supporting public charter schools. These modern schools are providing paths to a successful future for students and teachers across the country."

The Association of American Educators (AAE) is the largest national, non-union, professional educator's organization, advancing the profession by offering a modern approach to teacher representation and educational advocacy, as well as promoting professionalism, collaboration and excellence without a partisan agenda. AAE members are forward-thinking professionals who are committed to student-centered reform efforts including school/teacher choice, accountability and technology. AAE has members in all 50 states and welcomes professionals from all education entities. Membership is $16.50 per month which includes $2 million professional liability insurance, employment rights coverage, professional development resources as well as a host of other benefits. Visit for further information.