Governor Ricketts Signs National School Choice Week Proclamation

LINCOLN, Neb.--()--Governor Pete Ricketts will sign a proclamation recognizing January 24‒30, 2016, as “School Choice Week” in Nebraska, at a special event on Monday, January 25. He will be joined by area students and education leaders.

“Educating parents about charter schools and building support for school choice in an effort to close the achievement gap are among our top priorities”

The proclamation signing will be held in the Governor’s Hearing Room of the State Capitol on January 25 at 12:30 pm, in an effort to raise awareness about the need for greater access to school choice in Nebraska. Educate Nebraska, a newly formed nonprofit created to grow grassroots support for improving public education in the Cornhusker State, worked to coordinate the event.

“Educating parents about charter schools and building support for school choice in an effort to close the achievement gap are among our top priorities,” said Katie Linehan, executive director of Educate Nebraska.

Approximately 50 attendees will join the governor for the signing, which will kick off National School Choice Week all across Nebraska, with additional events including rallies, school tours, and receptions.

For more information, contact Katie Linehan, at Katie@EducateNebraska.org.

As a nonpartisan, nonpolitical public awareness effort, National School Choice Week shines a positive spotlight on effective education options for students, families, and communities around the country.

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

Contacts

Educate Nebraska
Katie Linehan, 402-915-3257
Katie@EducateNebraska.org

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