LITTLE ROCK, Ark.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Gov. Hutchinson has officially proclaimed Jan. 22-28 as Arkansas School
Choice Week, joining 14 other governors and more than 500 mayors and
county leaders who have issued similar proclamations.
More than 21,000 independently planned events – including rallies,
roundtable discussions, coffeehouse meet-ups, festivals, school fairs,
and more – will be held around the country during National School Choice
Week, comprising the largest-ever celebration of opportunity in
education. More than 230 events will take place in Arkansas.
National School Choice Week is a nonpartisan, nonpolitical effort
seeking to raise awareness about of the school choice options parents
have, or want to have, for their children.
“With so many events in Arkansas and across the country, it’s clear
there’s momentum and support for educational opportunity,” said Andrew
Campanella, president of National School Choice Week. “We are happy to
see so many parents becoming more informed about the options available
to their children.”
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 thousands of 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.
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