HOUSTON--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Andrew Campanella, president of National School Choice Week, today released the following statement congratulating the Houston Independent School District (Houston ISD) for winning The Broad Prize for Urban Education. National School Choice Week announced on June 13 that it had selected Houston to host the 2014 Kickoff Celebration for NSCW:
The team at National School Choice Week congratulates Houston ISD for winning The Broad Prize for Urban Education, in recognition of HISD’s improvements in student achievement. Houston’s embrace of public school choice – including high-performing public charter schools and effective public magnet schools – is one of the key reasons that National School Choice Week selected the city to host our 2014 Kickoff Celebration, which will be held on Saturday, January 25, 2014. Strong public schools are essential to ensuring that parents have a robust menu of educational options for their children, and we have enjoyed working with HISD schools to plan and promote NSCW in the past. We congratulate our friends in Houston and we encourage all types of schools across the country to register to hold special events during NSCW (www.schoolchoiceweek.com/schools). Together, we can shine a positive spotlight on the need to provide all children with access to the schools of their parents’ choice.
Held every January, National School Choice Week shines a spotlight on effective education options for families – from traditional public schools, public charter schools, magnet schools, private schools, online academies, and homeschooling. National School Choice Week 2014 will take place from January 26 to February 1, featuring thousands of independently-planned special events across all 50 states. For more information, visit www.schoolchoiceweek.com.