SALT LAKE CITY--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Governor Gary Herbert has officially proclaimed Jan. 22-28 as Utah
School Choice Week, joining 14 other governors and more than 500 mayors
and county leaders with similar proclamations.
More than 21,000 independently planned events will commemorate National
School Choice Week, the largest-ever celebration of opportunity in
education in U.S. history. More than 160 of those events will take place
in Utah. Events include rallies, roundtable discussions, coffeehouse
meet-ups, festivals, school fairs, and more.
School Choice Week is a nonpartisan, nonpolitical effort seeking to
raise awareness of the school choice options parents have, or want to
have, for their children.
“We are grateful to Gov. Herbert for his support of the school choice
movement in Utah,” said Andrew Campanella, president of National School
Choice Week. “When parents are empowered to choose the schools they
believe are best for their kids, the kids succeed – and Utah succeeds.”
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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