News | For Immediate Release
January 18, 2017
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Mary C. Tillotson, Press Secretary
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Mayor Strickland Proclaims Jan. 22-28 “School Choice Week”; Joins Leaders Nationwide in Celebrating Opportunity in Education
Washington students, communities to hold more than 250 events as part of nation’s largest-ever celebration of school choice
TACOMA, WA – Mayor Strickland has proclaimed Jan. 22-28 School Choice Week in Tacoma, joining more than a dozen governors and more than 500 mayors and county leaders making similar proclamations.
More than 21,000 independently planned events will comprise National School Choice Week 2017, the largest-ever celebration of opportunity in education. 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 happy Tacoma is officially joining the National School Choice Week celebrations,” said Andrew Campanella, president of National School Choice Week. “Like parents all across the country, Tacoma parents want options for their kids’ education, and their enthusiasm for choice demonstrates their desire to give their kids the best education possible.”
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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