LINCOLN, Neb.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Governor Pete Ricketts will sign a proclamation recognizing January
24‒30, 2016, as “School Choice Week” in Nebraska, at a special event on
Monday, January 25. He will be joined by area students and education
The proclamation signing will be held in the Governor’s Hearing Room of
the State Capitol on January 25 at 12:30 pm, in an effort to raise
awareness about the need for greater access to school choice in
Nebraska. Educate Nebraska, a newly formed nonprofit created to grow
grassroots support for improving public education in the Cornhusker
State, worked to coordinate the event.
“Educating parents about charter schools and building support for school
choice in an effort to close the achievement gap are among our top
priorities,” said Katie Linehan, executive director of Educate Nebraska.
Approximately 50 attendees will join the governor for the signing, which
will kick off National School Choice Week all across Nebraska, with
additional events including rallies, school tours, and receptions.
For more information, contact Katie Linehan, at Katie@EducateNebraska.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.