School Leaders Engage Community Leaders to Promote School Choice in Missouri at Special Event in Kansas City, 1/26

KANSAS CITY, Mo.--()--State and national education leaders are hosting a breakfast and round table discussion designed to engage business leaders, community leaders, and the public in a conversation about school choice on Tuesday, January 26.

“Use Your Voice & Make A Choice”

The event is timed to coincide with National School Choice Week (January 24‒30, 2016), which will be the largest series of education-related events in US history.

The event will be held January 26 from 7:30‒9:30 am at The Ewing Marion Kauffman Center, Town Square Room in Kansas City. The Missouri Charter Public School Association is organizing this gathering to showcase the benefits of school choice in Missouri and address the need for wider community engagement.

The program will include student speeches and performances, a parent panel, and a round table discussion to encourage an individual commitment by leaders to emphasize the importance of school choice in the community.

“National School Choice Week raises awareness of all educational options across the country, but this year in Missouri we are focusing on community leaders. By hearing from students and parents, business leaders can see firsthand the impact school choice has on our workforce and greater community,” said Douglas Thaman, executive director of Missouri Charter Public School Association.

“Use Your Voice & Make A Choice” is the theme of this year’s Missouri School Choice Week Events. Over 200 parents, schools administrators, teachers, and students are expected to attend. Organizational partners include: Children’s Education Alliance of Missouri, Missouri Charter Public School Association, National School Choice Week, and Students First.

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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.

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Missouri Charter Public School Association
Douglas Thaman, 314-261-3657

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