CARSON CITY, Nev.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Families, school leaders, school choice activists, and legislators will
come together during National School Choice Week to demonstrate
community support for opportunity in education.
On Wednesday, January 25, 2017, at 11:00 a.m., students, parents,
teachers, and education advocates will celebrate at the capitol to mark
National School Choice Week and the support for educational opportunity
around Nevada. Senator Scott Hammond will speak at the event, and will
be joined by many parents, education leaders, and student performances.
The goal of the event is to celebrate quality education for all students
and show grassroots support for school choice in Nevada. More than 500
people are expected to attend. 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.
“National School Choice Week is a great platform to connect people
across the state who are passionate about school choice,” said Michael
Schaus of the Nevada Policy Research Institute. “Through this
celebration, we hope to raise awareness about school choice and
demonstrate how important it is to Nevada families.”
Ronnie Najarro of the LIBRE Initiative added, “School choice expands the
ability of parents and families to choose the school that best meets
their child’s educational needs. School choice provides children with
the best opportunity to succeed, and our goal is to inform families on
the benefits of school choice. With expanded school choice every child,
regardless of ethnicity, financial resources, or zip code can have
access to quality education.”
Event planners include Nevada Policy Research Institute, Nevada Charter
School Association, LIBRE Initiative, Oasis Academy, RISE Resource
Center, Coral Academy of Science, and Academica Nevada.
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.