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

South Carolina students, communities to hold more than 300 events as part of nation’s largest-ever celebration of school choice

COLUMBIA, S.C.--()--Joining 28 governors and more than 700 city and county leaders across the country, Gov. McMaster has officially proclaimed Jan. 22-28 as School Choice Week in South Carolina.

“We are delighted that Gov. McMaster has issued this proclamation”

National School Choice Week 2017 is the largest-ever celebration of opportunity in education, with more than 21,000 independently planned events across the country, including more than 300 in South Carolina. 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 delighted that Gov. McMaster has issued this proclamation,” said Andrew Campanella, president of National School Choice Week. “Like parents everywhere, South Carolina parents want the best schools for their children. We hope they’ll use this week to consider their children’s schools and make sure they’re in environments that suit them best.”

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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