News | For Immediate Release
January 18, 2017
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Mayor Regalado Proclaims Jan. 22-28 “Miami School Choice Week”; Joins Leaders Nationwide in Celebrating Opportunity in Education
Florida schools, organizations, and families to hold more than 2,700 events as part of nation’s largest-ever celebration of school choice
MIAMI, FL – Mayor Tomás Regalado has officially proclaimed Jan. 22-28 as “Miami School Choice Week.” National School Choice Week will be celebrated all across the country, with 14 governors and more than 500 mayors and county leaders who have issued similar proclamations.
With more than 21,000 independently planned events nationwide, including more than 2,700 in Florida, will comprise the 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 grateful that Mayor Regalado has made School Choice Week official in one of the most culturally diverse cities in America,” said Andrew Campanella, president of National School Choice Week. “While cultures vary in many ways, every parent wants the best educational opportunity for his or her children, so it’s exciting to see support for school choice in Miami.”
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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