News | For Immediate Release
January 18, 2017
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Mayor Frank Jackson Proclaims Jan. 22-28 “School Choice Week” Joins Leaders Nationwide in Celebrating Opportunity in Education
Ohio students, communities to hold more than 970 events as part of nation’s largest-ever celebration of school choice
CLEVELAND, OH – Joining more than 500 other mayors and county leaders and more than a dozen governors, Mayor Frank Jackson has proclaimed Jan. 22-28 School Choice Week in Cleveland. More than 970 independently planned events will be held in Ohio during National School Choice Week.
Across the country, more than 21,000 independently planned events – including rallies, roundtable discussions, coffeehouse meet-ups, festivals, school fairs, and more – will comprise the majority of National School Choice Week celebrations.
“We are grateful to Mayor Jackson for officially proclaiming School Choice Week in Cleveland,” said Andrew Campanella, president of National School Choice Week. “In Cleveland and around the country, parents know the power of educational choice to transform their children’s futures.”
National School Choice Week 2017 will be the largest-ever celebration of opportunity in education. 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.
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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