KANSAS CITY, Mo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--State and national education leaders are hosting a breakfast and round
table discussion designed to engage business leaders, community leaders,
and the public in a conversation about school choice on Tuesday, January
The event is timed to coincide with National School Choice Week (January
24‒30, 2016), which will be the largest series of education-related
events in US history.
The event will be held January 26 from 7:30‒9:30 am at The Ewing Marion
Kauffman Center, Town Square Room in Kansas City. The Missouri Charter
Public School Association is organizing this gathering to showcase the
benefits of school choice in Missouri and address the need for wider
The program will include student speeches and performances, a parent
panel, and a round table discussion to encourage an individual
commitment by leaders to emphasize the importance of school choice in
“National School Choice Week raises awareness of all educational options
across the country, but this year in Missouri we are focusing on
community leaders. By hearing from students and parents, business
leaders can see firsthand the impact school choice has on our workforce
and greater community,” said Douglas Thaman, executive director of
Missouri Charter Public School Association.
“Use Your Voice & Make A Choice” is the theme of this year’s Missouri
School Choice Week Events. Over 200 parents, schools administrators,
teachers, and students are expected to attend. Organizational partners
include: Children’s Education Alliance of Missouri, Missouri Charter
Public School Association, National School Choice Week, and Students
For more information, contact Douglas Thaman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.