DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Advocates, students, parents, and teachers representing a broad
coalition of school choice options will come together to celebrate
educational opportunity at the Capitol during National School Choice
On Thursday, January 26 at 11:30 a.m. more than 800 people - mostly
Colorado students – will gather on the west steps of the State Capitol
in Denver. The event will feature testimonials from students and parents
who have selected a wide variety of different schooling options in
Colorado. Attendees will also participate in the 2017 National School
Choice Week dance.
The rally will feature Emmy-winning journalist and well-known TV
personality Rodolfo José Cárdenas as its emcee.
The event’s goal is to celebrate and raise awareness about the
importance of all school choice options in Colorado, including
traditional public schools, charter public schools, magnet public
schools, innovation public schools, online schools, private schools, and
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 Colorado League of Charter Schools is thrilled to be part of this
celebration of all of Colorado’s amazing school options – including
traditional public, charter public, online, homeschool, and private
school programs,” said Stacy Rader, director of communications at the
Colorado League of Charter Schools.
“National School Choice Week is an opportunity for so many organizations
that care deeply about children’s futures to come together for an
inclusive and positive day of celebration,” said Shannon Nicholas,
director of communications and programs at Colorado Succeeds.
Event organizers include Colorado League of Charter Schools, Colorado
Succeeds, Independence Institute, Public School Options, and ACE
Supporting partner organizations include A-Plus Colorado, Colorado
Business Roundtable, Colorado Charter School Institute, Colorado
Coalition of Cyberschool Families, Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce,
Great Choice Douglas County, Jeffco Charter School Consortium, Jeffco
Students First, Parents Challenge, Professional Association of Colorado
Educators (PACE), Ready Colorado, Seeds of Hope, South Metro Denver
Chamber, and The Challenge Foundation, and The LIBRE Institute.
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,
charter public schools, magnet public schools, online learning, private
schools, and homeschooling.