News | For Immediate Release
January 18, 2017
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Mayor Tyler Proclaims Jan. 22-28 “Shreveport School Choice Week”; Joins Leaders Nationwide in Celebrating Opportunity in Education
Louisiana students, communities to hold more than 350 events as part of nation’s largest-ever celebration of school choice
SHREVEPORT, LA – Joining 500 other city and county leaders plus more than a dozen governors, Mayor Tyler has proclaimed Jan. 22-28 as School Choice Week in Shreveport.
With more than 21,000 independently planned events across the country, including more than 350 in Louisiana, National School Choice Week 2017 will be the largest-ever celebration of opportunity in education. Events include rallies, roundtable discussions, coffeehouse meet-ups, festivals, school fairs, and more.
National School Choice Week is a nonpartisan, nonpolitical effort seeking to raise awareness about the school choice options parents have, or want to have, for their children.
“This is an exciting time for school choice, and we are happy that Shreveport will be celebrating the Week,” said Andrew Campanella, president of National School Choice Week. “It’s important for parents to have options for their kids’ education, and we’re pleased to stand with Shreveport and cities across the U.S. in continuing – or beginning – the conversation about school choice.”
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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