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Download as PDF Vol. 80 Thursday, No. 88 May 7, 2015 Part V The President mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with D0 Proclamation 9272—National Charter Schools Week, 2015 Proclamation 9273—National Teacher Appreciation Day and National Teacher Appreciation Week, 2015 VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:31 May 06, 2015 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4717 Sfmt 4717 E:\FR\FM\07MYD0.SGM 07MYD0 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with D0 VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:31 May 06, 2015 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4717 Sfmt 4717 E:\FR\FM\07MYD0.SGM 07MYD0 26433 Presidential Documents Federal Register Vol. 80, No. 88 Thursday, May 7, 2015 Title 3— Proclamation 9272 of May 4, 2015 The President National Charter Schools Week, 2015 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation In today’s global economy, a high-quality education is one of the best investments we can make in a child’s future, and it is central to the promise that in America, where you start should not determine how far you can go. No matter who they are or where they come from, all children deserve the best education possible. During National Charter Schools Week, we recognize the role public charter schools play in providing America’s daughters and sons with a chance to reach their fullest potential, and we recommit to strengthening our Nation’s classrooms for all. Innovation and experimentation are essential to bolstering our education system for the 21st century. As independent public schools, charter schools are able to try new models of learning and methods that encourage academic excellence and set students on a path to success. They are laboratories of learning and incubators for the ideas of tomorrow, but this flexibility comes with high standards and accountability. When a charter school does not measure up—when one is underperforming and not improving—we must make the tough decision to shut it down. But when charter schools are successful, they can help spur systemic reform, and their approaches can be replicated in classrooms across America. Today, especially in some of our Nation’s most disadvantaged communities, successful charter schools are an important partner in increasing access to a high-quality education and closing the achievement gap. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with D0 I am dedicated to providing every child access to a complete and competitive education, and harnessing the power of American ingenuity has been vital to this commitment. My Administration has challenged States to raise education standards, improve teacher effectiveness, and adopt new strategies to help struggling schools. As part of this unprecedented effort, we have expanded support for high-performing public charter schools and given States the opportunity to embrace new ideas that improve all our Nation’s classrooms. Our comprehensive approach to education reform has demonstrated that innovation yields results that benefit all students, that progress is possible, and that a world-class education can be within reach for all our young people. As President, I will continue to build on this success and work to ensure all children receive an education worthy of their potential. Today, our Nation’s very best charter schools are gateways to higher education and endless possibilities, lifting up students of all backgrounds and empowering them to achieve a brighter future. This week, we honor the parents, educators, and civic leaders who make the vision of charter schools a reality, and we continue our work to safeguard the promise that an education—one that expands horizons, challenges minds, and inspires a new generation of thinkers, doers, and dreamers—is within the reach of every girl and boy. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim May 3 through May 9, 2015, as National Charter Schools Week. I commend our Nation’s VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:31 May 06, 2015 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\07MYD0.SGM 07MYD0 26434 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 88 / Thursday, May 7, 2015 / Presidential Documents charter schools, teachers, and administrators, and I call on States and communities to support high quality public schools, including charter schools, and the students they serve. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this fourth day of May, in the year of our Lord two thousand fifteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-ninth. [FR Doc. 2015–11294 Filed 5–6–15; 11:15 am] VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:31 May 06, 2015 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\07MYD0.SGM 07MYD0 OB#1.EPS</GPH> mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with D0 Billing code 3295–F5

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Vol. 80

Thursday,

No. 88

May 7, 2015

Part V





The President





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Proclamation 9272--National Charter Schools Week, 2015



Proclamation 9273--National Teacher Appreciation Day and National 
Teacher Appreciation Week, 2015


                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 80 , No. 88 / Thursday, May 7, 2015 / 
Presidential Documents

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Title 3--
The President

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                Proclamation 9272 of May 4, 2015

                
National Charter Schools Week, 2015

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                In today's global economy, a high-quality education is 
                one of the best investments we can make in a child's 
                future, and it is central to the promise that in 
                America, where you start should not determine how far 
                you can go. No matter who they are or where they come 
                from, all children deserve the best education possible. 
                During National Charter Schools Week, we recognize the 
                role public charter schools play in providing America's 
                daughters and sons with a chance to reach their fullest 
                potential, and we recommit to strengthening our 
                Nation's classrooms for all.

                Innovation and experimentation are essential to 
                bolstering our education system for the 21st century. 
                As independent public schools, charter schools are able 
                to try new models of learning and methods that 
                encourage academic excellence and set students on a 
                path to success. They are laboratories of learning and 
                incubators for the ideas of tomorrow, but this 
                flexibility comes with high standards and 
                accountability. When a charter school does not measure 
                up--when one is underperforming and not improving--we 
                must make the tough decision to shut it down. But when 
                charter schools are successful, they can help spur 
                systemic reform, and their approaches can be replicated 
                in classrooms across America. Today, especially in some 
                of our Nation's most disadvantaged communities, 
                successful charter schools are an important partner in 
                increasing access to a high-quality education and 
                closing the achievement gap.

                I am dedicated to providing every child access to a 
                complete and competitive education, and harnessing the 
                power of American ingenuity has been vital to this 
                commitment. My Administration has challenged States to 
                raise education standards, improve teacher 
                effectiveness, and adopt new strategies to help 
                struggling schools. As part of this unprecedented 
                effort, we have expanded support for high-performing 
                public charter schools and given States the opportunity 
                to embrace new ideas that improve all our Nation's 
                classrooms. Our comprehensive approach to education 
                reform has demonstrated that innovation yields results 
                that benefit all students, that progress is possible, 
                and that a world-class education can be within reach 
                for all our young people. As President, I will continue 
                to build on this success and work to ensure all 
                children receive an education worthy of their 
                potential.

                Today, our Nation's very best charter schools are 
                gateways to higher education and endless possibilities, 
                lifting up students of all backgrounds and empowering 
                them to achieve a brighter future. This week, we honor 
                the parents, educators, and civic leaders who make the 
                vision of charter schools a reality, and we continue 
                our work to safeguard the promise that an education--
                one that expands horizons, challenges minds, and 
                inspires a new generation of thinkers, doers, and 
                dreamers--is within the reach of every girl and boy.

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the 
                United States of America, by virtue of the authority 
                vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the 
                United States, do hereby proclaim May 3 through May 9, 
                2015, as National Charter Schools Week. I commend our 
                Nation's

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                charter schools, teachers, and administrators, and I 
                call on States and communities to support high quality 
                public schools, including charter schools, and the 
                students they serve.

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

[FR Doc. 2015-11294
Filed 5-6-15; 11:15 am]
Billing code 3295-F5