DES MOINES, Iowa--(BUSINESS WIRE)--More than 200 parents, students, and teachers representing all forms of
school choice in Iowa will join with Governor Terry Branstad and
Lieutenant Governor Kim Reynolds for a celebration of educational
opportunity in Des Moines during National School Choice Week.
On Wednesday, January 25, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. more than 200 supporters
will gather at the State Historical Museum in Des Moines.
In addition to remarks by Gov. Branstad and Lt. Gov. Reynolds, families
and administrators representing diverse school choice options will also
share their stories. The governor will officially proclaim School Choice
Week in Iowa during the event.
The goal of the celebration is to highlight the success of school choice
in Iowa and raise awareness of the impact educational opportunity has on
Iowa students. 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.
“We enjoy many great educational options in Iowa and National School
Choice Week is a great time to raise awareness among parents about the
choices available to them,” said Trish Wilger of Iowa Alliance for
Choice in Education.
Event planners include Iowa Alliance for Choice in Education and
Americans for Prosperity.
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.