News | For Immediate Release
January 20, 2017
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Mayor Seller Proclaims Jan. 22-28 “National School Choice Week”;
Joins Leaders Nationwide in Celebrating Opportunity in Education
Florida students, communities to hold more than 2,700 events as part of nation’s largest-ever celebration of school choice
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – John P. Seller, mayor of Fort Lauderdale, has proclaimed Jan. 22-28 as National School Choice Week, joining more than a dozen governors and more than 500 city and county leaders in making similar proclamations.
National School Choice Week, the largest-ever celebration of opportunity in education, will feature more than 21,000 independently planned events. Of those, more than 2,700 will take place in Florida. Events include rallies, roundtable discussions, coffeehouse meet-ups, festivals, school fairs, and more.
National School Choice Week is a nonpartisan, nonpolitical effort seeking to begin tens of thousands of individual conversations across the country about the benefits of educational opportunity.
“We are grateful for Mayor Seller’s proclamation and for the people of Fort Lauderdale who are celebrating National School Choice Week with us this year,” said Andrew Campanella, president of National School Choice Week. “We are hoping to raise awareness about the variety of educational options parents have to choose from in Florida and in every state.”
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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