LITTLE ROCK, Ark.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--With new school choice programs on the horizon, hundreds of families
will attend a rally at the state capitol to show their support for
school choice in Arkansas.
On Wednesday, January 25, 2017, at 10 a.m. students, parents, teachers,
and community leaders representing all forms of school choice will show
support for increased educational opportunity.
The celebration will feature student performances; testimonials from
parents, students, and school leaders; and remarks from community
leaders. The celebration is timed to coincide with National School
Choice Week (January 22-28, 2017), which will feature more than 21,000
events across the country.
“Our event during National School Choice Week will bring all forms of
school choice into the spotlight, including traditional public schools,
public charter schools, magnet schools, online learning, private
schools, and homeschooling,” said Katie Clifford of The Reform Alliance.
“There’s no better time of year to show off all the great ways families
in our state exercise school choice.”
The Reform Alliance is the lead planner of this event.
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.