ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Families, school leaders, school choice activists, and legislators will
come together during National School Choice Week to demonstrate
community support for opportunity in education.
The event will be held Thursday, January 26 at 10 a.m. at Bright Futures
Academy in Atlanta. Activities for the whole family and student
performances will be the focus of this celebration of all types of
The goal of the event is to bring together the broad base of school
choice supporters in the Atlanta area. More than 300 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 21,000
events across the country.
“There’s no better platform than National School Choice Week to bring
together all the different leaders on school choice who invest in our
children’s futures,” said Eric Cochling, executive vice president for
the Georgia Center for Opportunity. “We’re looking forward to
spotlighting great schools and great school leaders from around the city
The event is being planned by the Georgia Center for Opportunity and the
American Federation for Children.
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.