BOISE, Idaho--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Supporters of school choice will host a breakfast at the Idaho State
Capitol to kick off School Choice Week in the state on Monday, January
At 9 am, parents, students, teachers, principals from nearly every
school option will celebrate school choice. Leaders in the school choice
movement will come together to forecast goals for next year and
celebrate the opportunities already available to Idaho students.
The goal of the event is to demonstrate unprecedented support for school
choice in the Gem State. The Idaho kickoff is timed to coincide with
National School Choice Week (January 22-28, 2017), which will feature
more than 21,000 events across the country.
“Our kickoff breakfast at the capitol will spotlight school choice as we
begin a new year full of new opportunities,” said Briana LeClaire of the
Idaho Federation of Independent Schools. “We expect a great dialogue
between those who support and advocate for greater access to opportunity
for every student to take place.”
“We look forward to turning the state’s attention to the importance of
an excellent education. There are so many fantastic schools, teachers,
and leaders in Idaho working tirelessly on behalf of Idaho students, and
we use this Week to thank them and highlight their hard work,” said
Terry Ryan of Bluum.
Event planners consist of a large coalition of school choice supporters
including Bluum, Idaho Charter School Network, Northwest Professional
Educators, Idaho Federation of Independent Schools, and many public and
private schools across the 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 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.