OKLAHOMA CITY--(BUSINESS WIRE)--A celebration for the whole family featuring information from dozens of
school options, from public to private, will be held as a part of
National School Choice Week in Oklahoma City.
The Oklahoma School Choice Summit will be held on Thursday, January 26,
at 4:00 p.m. at the Oklahoma City Community College. More than 500
attendees are expected to attend the celebration of educational options
featuring school information and fun for parents and students alike.
Families will be able to talk to participants in many types of schools
and school leaders from a wide variety of Oklahoma City-area schools and
learn what’s working in their community. Immediately following the
Summit, parents can attend an in-depth parent forum in the evening.
The goal of the event is to raise awareness about the school choice
available to Oklahoma City families. 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.
“Choosing the right school for your child is incredibly important, and
information from schools and your local community is crucial to making
the right selection,” said Robert Ruiz of the Scissortail Foundation,
the lead planning partner for this event. “We look forward to gathering
families from across the city together for a festive, functional time of
exploring options and celebrating what works in every sector of
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.