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

Kansas students, communities to hold more than 150 events as part of nation’s largest-ever celebration of school choice

TOPEKA, Kan.--()--Governor Sam Brownback has officially proclaimed Jan. 22-28 as Kansas School Choice Week, joining 27 governors and more than 600 city and county officials in issuing proclamations for the week.

“We are thrilled that Gov. Brownback has issued this proclamation”

National School Choice Week 2017 is the largest-ever celebration of opportunity in education, with more than 21,000 events – about 150 of them in Kansas. 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. Brownback has issued this proclamation,” said Andrew Campanella, president of National School Choice Week. “Kansas parents, like parents everywhere, want the best opportunities to be available for their children. National School Choice Week gives them a chance to explore those opportunities.”

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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