News | For Immediate Release
January 18, 2017
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Mayor Corbett Proclaims Jan. 22-28 “Cedar Rapids School Choice Week” Joining Leaders Nationwide in Celebrating Opportunity in Education
Iowa schools, organizations, and families to hold more than 200 events as part of
nation’s largest-ever celebration of school choice
CEDAR RAPIDS, IA – Mayor Corbett has proclaimed Jan. 22-28, 2017 as “Cedar Rapids School Choice Week,” drawing attention to the variety of educational opportunities available in the City of Five Seasons. Mayor Corbett joins more than a dozen governors and more than 500 mayors and county leaders in issuing proclamations for the largest-ever celebration of opportunity in education.
More than 21,000 independently planned events, including more than 200 in Iowa, will make up much of the National School Choice Week celebration, which is designed to raise awareness about the educational options parents have, or want to have, for their children. Events will include rallies, round-table discussions, coffeehouse meet-ups, festivals, school fairs, and more.
National School Choice Week is a nonpartisan, nonpolitical effort seeking to start tens of thousands of individual conversations about the benefits of school choice.
“We are happy to hear that the people of Cedar Rapids will be joining the celebration,” said Andrew Campanella, president of National School Choice Week. “This is just one piece of a nationwide movement to empower children with the best educational opportunities their communities can provide, and empower parents to choose what they believe is best for their kids.”
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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