TUCSON, Ariz.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Hundreds of Tucson-area school leaders, parents, teachers, and students
will hold a major celebration of school choice during National School
The celebration will take place at the Tucson Museum of Art on Friday,
January 27 at 5:30 p.m., and will include a wide variety of student
performances. Students from all types of schools from private to public
will lead the program with mariachi bands, Aztec dancers, rock bands,
folklore groups, and more. Alicia Alvarez, leader of the exemplary Alta
Vista High School and a 2015 Rodel Exemplary Principal, will also speak.
The celebration will coincide with National School Choice Week (January
22-28, 2017), which will feature more than 21,000 events across the
country. The goal of the event is to highlight the importance of school
choice to families in Arizona.
“We look forward to this celebration that will represent the wonderful
and diverse options available to families in and around Tucson,” said
Lea Marquez Peterson, president and CEO of the Tucson Hispanic Chamber
of Commerce. “There is so much to be proud of and so many educators,
advocates, and community leaders to thank for brightening the futures of
many Arizona students.”
“As the principal of a great school community, I know exactly how much
work goes into making sure that our school is offering what each of our
students needs. I so admire my colleagues in Tucson who do this
incredible work on behalf of students and families every day,” said
Alicia Alvarez of Alta Vista High School.
Event planners include Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Arizona
Charter Schools Association, A for Arizona, Vail Unified School
District, Alta Vista High School, Southern Arizona Charter Schools
Association, Choose A School, ACE Academies, Academies of Math &
Science, Presidio Schools, Institute for Better Education, Arizona
College Prep Academy, Rose Academies, Alternative Ed Consortium, Lehman
Academies, Nogales Unified, and Mexicayotl Academies.
Held every January, National School Choice Week is an independent public
awareness effort designed to shine a positive spotlight on effective
education options for every child. Through more than 21,000
independently planned events across the country, National School Choice
Week raises public awareness of all types of educational choices
available to children. These options include traditional public schools,
public charter schools, public magnet schools, online learning, private
schools, and homeschooling.