COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Families, school leaders, school choice activists, business leaders and
legislators will come together during National School Choice Week to
demonstrate community support for opportunity in education.
On Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at 9:00 a.m., a program of student
performances and short remarks will celebrate School Choice Week in
Colorado Springs. Mayor John Suthers will open the event and Dr. Regina
Lewis, Professor at Pikes Peak Community College is expected to speak.
The goal of the event is to bring together the broad base of school
choice supporters in the Colorado Springs area. More than 600 people are
expected to attend. The celebration is timed to coincide with National
School Choice Week (January 22-28, 2017), which will feature more than
20,000 events across the country.
“Our organization works with the families whose futures are changed by
school choice every day,” said Deborah Hendrix of Parents Challenge.
“National School Choice Week is an opportunity to share those stories
with the general public and celebrate educational opportunity.”
The event is being planned by Parents Challenge.
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 20,000
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.