News | For Immediate Release
January 18, 2017
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Mayor Suthers Proclaims Jan. 22-28 “Colorado Springs School Choice Week”; Joins Leaders Nationwide in Celebrating Opportunity in Education
Colorado schools, organizations, and families to hold more than 520 events as part of nation’s largest-ever celebration of school choice
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO – Joining more than a dozen governors and more than 500 city and county leaders nationwide, Mayor Suthers has proclaimed Jan. 22-28 as Colorado Springs School Choice Week.
More than 21,000 independently planned events, including more than 500 in Colorado, will commemorate National School Choice Week 2017, the nation’s largest-ever celebration of opportunity in education. Events include rallies, roundtable discussions, coffeehouse meet-ups, festivals, school fairs, and more.
National School Choice Week is a nonpartisan, nonpolitical effort seeking to raise awareness about the school choice options parents have, or want to have, for their children.
“We are thrilled that Mayor Suthers has issued this proclamation,” said Andrew Campanella, president of National School Choice Week. “With more than 500 events in the state of Colorado, we hope parents in Colorado Springs and elsewhere will talk about the schools they’ve chosen for their kids and what options they’d like to have available.”
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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