Governor Branstad Proclaims Jan. 22-28 “School Choice Week”; Joins Leaders Nationwide in Celebrating Opportunity in Education

Iowa students, communities to hold more than 200 events as part of nation’s largest-ever celebration of school choice

DES MOINES, Iowa--()--Joining 28 governors and more than 700 city and county leaders nationwide, Gov. Branstad has officially proclaimed Jan. 22-28 as School Choice Week in Iowa.

“We hope parents in Iowa and across the country will talk about the school choices they have and what types of schools would be the best fits for their kids.”

More than 21,000 independently planned events are taking place during National School Choice Week this year, including more than 200 in Iowa. It’s 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 thrilled that Gov. Branstad has made School Choice Week official in Iowa,” said Andrew Campanella, president of National School Choice Week. “We hope parents in Iowa and across the country will talk about the school choices they have and what types of schools would be the best fits for their kids.”

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.

For more information, visit www.schoolchoiceweek.com, or visit www.facebook.com/schoolchoiceweek.

Contacts

National School Choice Week
Mary C. Tillotson, Press Secretary
202-480-2927 ext. 824
Mary@schoolchoiceweek.com

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