HARTFORD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dozens of parent advocates and state legislators will attend a joint
event in Hartford with customized information sessions about school
choice for each group during National School Choice Week.
On Monday, Jan. 23, 2017, at 10 a.m., parents and state legislators will
attend side-by-side sessions about school choice at the Mark Twain
House. These sessions will be followed by a joint lunch featuring
keynote speaker Oklahoma State Rep. Jason Nelson, an experienced
Parents will attend a training led by local advocate Gwen Samuels that
will cover how to advocate on behalf their children. State legislators
will attend a policy discussion led by Dr. Martin Lueken, a national
expert on school funding formulas, and Dr. Ben Scafidi, an expert on
The event will feature guest appearances from Connecticut lawmakers
including Sen. Len Fasano, Sen. Art Linares and Rep. Gail Lavielle.
Event partners include the Yankee Institute for Public Policy, EdChoice
and Connecticut Parents Union.
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.