National Charter Schools Week, 2009, 21529-21530 [E9-10860]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 87 / Thursday, May 7, 2009 / Presidential Documents 21529 Presidential Documents Proclamation 8372 of May 4, 2009 National Charter Schools Week, 2009 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation Improving our schools is the collective responsibility of all Americans— business owners and workers, educators and parents, students and their communities. We must ensure that all students receive a high-quality education that delivers the knowledge and skills needed to succeed, and that young men and women stay on the path to graduation and a life-long commitment to learning. Many successful public charter schools across the Nation are working to meet these goals. Founded by parents, teachers, and civic or community organizations, our Nation’s public charter schools enjoy broad leeway to innovate. The best public charter schools and their students are thriving in States that have adopted a rigorous selection and review process to ensure that autonomy is coupled with greater accountability. The growth of effective public charter schools benefits our children, and States have an important role to play in their expansion. During National Charter Schools Week, we recognize these public charter schools for their dedication and commitment to achievement in education. They are models of excellence and are promoting the interests of our children, our economy, and our Nation as a whole. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim May 3 through May 9, 2009, as National Charter Schools Week. I commend our Nation’s successful public charter schools, teachers, and administrators, and I call on States and communities to support public charter schools and the students they serve. VerDate Nov<24>2008 18:48 May 06, 2009 Jkt 217001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\07MYD1.SGM 07MYD1 21530 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 87 / Thursday, May 7, 2009 / Presidential Documents IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this fourth day of May, in the year of our Lord two thousand nine, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-third. [FR Doc. E9–10860 Filed 5–6–09; 8:45 am] VerDate Nov<24>2008 18:48 May 06, 2009 Jkt 217001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\07MYD1.SGM 07MYD1 OB#1.EPS</GPH> Billing code 3195–W9–P

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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 87 (Thursday, May 7, 2009)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 21529-21530]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-10860]




                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 87 / Thursday, May 7, 2009 / 
Presidential Documents

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                Proclamation 8372 of May 4, 2009

                
National Charter Schools Week, 2009

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                Improving our schools is the collective responsibility 
                of all Americans--business owners and workers, 
                educators and parents, students and their communities. 
                We must ensure that all students receive a high-quality 
                education that delivers the knowledge and skills needed 
                to succeed, and that young men and women stay on the 
                path to graduation and a life-long commitment to 
                learning.

                Many successful public charter schools across the 
                Nation are working to meet these goals. Founded by 
                parents, teachers, and civic or community 
                organizations, our Nation's public charter schools 
                enjoy broad leeway to innovate.

                The best public charter schools and their students are 
                thriving in States that have adopted a rigorous 
                selection and review process to ensure that autonomy is 
                coupled with greater accountability. The growth of 
                effective public charter schools benefits our children, 
                and States have an important role to play in their 
                expansion.

                During National Charter Schools Week, we recognize 
                these public charter schools for their dedication and 
                commitment to achievement in education. They are models 
                of excellence and are promoting the interests of our 
                children, our economy, and our Nation as a whole.

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the 
                United States of America, by virtue of the authority 
                vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the United 
                States, do hereby proclaim May 3 through May 9, 2009, 
                as National Charter Schools Week. I commend our 
                Nation's successful public charter schools, teachers, 
                and administrators, and I call on States and 
                communities to support public charter schools and the 
                students they serve.

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                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                fourth day of May, in the year of our Lord two thousand 
                nine, and of the Independence of the United States of 
                America the two hundred and thirty-third.
                
                
                    (Presidential Sig.)

[FR Doc. E9-10860
Filed 5-6-09; 8:45 am]
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