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May 7, 2013
Contact: Alexandra Freeze

AAE Recognizes National Charter Schools Week

Alexandria, VA– It’s National Charter Schools Week (May 5-11, 2013) and around the country thousands of stakeholders are recognizing this growing movement of innovative schools for the impact they are having on students and teachers nearly nationwide.

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

"AAE continues to be awed by the strides the public charter school community make in communities across America. This week, we officially recognize the growing charter school movement and the constant efforts of those involved with these excellent schools. AAE joins with parents and students in thanking these teachers and administrators who makes these life-changing institutions possible.”

"We at AAE earnestly celebrate these schools not only for producing results for students, but also for their role as beacons at the front of education reform and innovative instruction. These schools consistently place the interests of children first and provide quality education for all, especially for those most in need. We encourage all lawmakers to take an active stand in supporting charter schools and their hard-working teachers. These public schools of choice are providing paths to a brighter future for countless students and teachers around 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 $15 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.

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