MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--National School Choice Week Forum on January 26 will be an informative
discussion to look at Minnesota’s progress on school choice, the
national outlook, and what the future holds.
On Tuesday, January 26 from 10:30 am to 11:30 am Opportunity for All
Kids Foundation and the Humphrey School of Public Affairs will co-host
the forum at Humphrey School of Public Affairs. The event is timed to
coincide with National School Choice Week (January 24-30, 2016).
Former Washington Teachers Union president George Parker will provide a
keynote address that will be followed by a bipartisan panel discussion
moderated by education reporter Beth Hawkins. Additional panelists
include: Ember Reichgott Junge, former Minnesota State Senator and
author of Minnesota’s first-in-the-nation charter school law; Richard
Komer, senior attorney at the Institute for Justice who litigates school
choice cases in both federal and state courts; and Representative
Jenifer Loon, chair of the House Education Finance Committee.
“Minnesota has led school choice innovation for over twenty years but
there is more work to be done. By organizing this forum during National
School Choice Week, we will set the stage for leading policy ideas from
national leaders to address needs of students in Minnesota and engage
policy makers,” said Chas Anderson, Executive Director of Opportunity
for All Kids.
100 students, professors, and leaders in education policy are expected
to attend the forum co-hosted by Opportunity for All Kids Foundation and
the Humphrey School of Public Affairs.
For more information, contact Brian McClung at email@example.com
As a nonpartisan, nonpolitical public awareness effort, National School
Choice Week shines a positive spotlight on effective education options
for students, families, and communities around the country.
For more information, visit www.schoolchoiceweek.com,
or visit www.facebook.com/schoolchoiceweek.