State Senator Peggy Lehner (R-Kettering) today was recognized by the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools for a commitment to growing and advancing successful charter public schools in Ohio.

Individuals at the federal, state and local level from across the country who have championed the most impactful charter school initiatives and support charters as a high-quality public school option have been chosen for the honor.

"We've made great strides to ensure that Ohio's children are provided the highest quality educational opportunities and I am proud of our work in Ohio to strengthen and improve Ohio's charter public schools," said Lehner. "The National Alliance for Public Charter Schools is committed to charter school excellence and I thank them for this great honor."

Along with Senator Lehner, this year's national Charter Champions include U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Governor Charlie Baker (R-Mass.) and Ohio State Auditor Dave Yost.

“We celebrate the courage and persistence of lawmakers who make charter public schools a reality for parents and students in communities across the nation,” said Nina Rees, president and CEO of the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools.

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