News | For Immediate Release
January 18, 2017
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Mayor Roberts Proclaims Jan. 22-28 “Charlotte School Choice Week”; Joins Leaders Nationwide in Celebrating Opportunity in Education
Charlotte area schools, organizations, and families to hold more than 100 events as part of
nation’s largest-ever celebration of school choice
CHARLOTTE, NC – Mayor Jennifer Roberts has proclaimed Jan. 22-28 as Charlotte School Choice Week, joining more than a dozen governors and more than 500 mayors and county leaders with similar proclamations.
With more than 21,000 independently planned events, National School Choice Week 2017 will be the largest-ever celebration of opportunity in education. More than 580 of those events will take place in North Carolina and more than 100 of those, in the Charlotte area. 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.
“We are thrilled to see the city of Charlotte officially join the National School Choice Week celebrations,” said Andrew Campanella, president of National School Choice Week. “With so many educational opportunities in North Carolina, it’s exciting to have an opportunity for parents to talk about the options they’ve chosen for their children.”
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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