'School Choice Week' Hits Indiana

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Governor Mike Pence has proclaimed this week as Indiana School Choice Week. More than 165 events are planned throughout the state. The proclamation coincides with National School Choice Week efforts. January 27, 2014

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[Indianapolis – Jan. 27, 2014] – This week is School Choice Week in Indiana and across the country and Governor Mike Pence has proclaimed it Indiana School Choice Week. More than 165 events are planned across the Hoosier State, in addition to 5,500 events nationwide.

The Week, which is the nation’s largest-ever celebration of educational opportunity, gives students, parents, and teachers in Indiana a chance to raise awareness of the different types of educational options available to families in advance of the 2014-2015 school year. Events across the state will include rallies, school fairs, roundtable discussions, open houses, and parent information sessions.

National School Choice Week spotlights all types of education options for families – including traditional public schools, public magnet schools, charter schools, private schools, online learning and homeschooling.

In addition to raising awareness of school choice options in Indiana, the Week also provides students, parents and teachers with an opportunity to call on leaders in Indianapolis to expand access to high-quality education environments for children.

“Indiana families know that when parents have the freedom to choose the best schools for their children, great things happen,” said Andrew Campanella, president of National School Choice Week. “Student achievement increases, graduation rates rise, and children are better prepared for real life.”

Said Campanella: “Indiana is a national leader on school choice, providing Hoosier families with more educational options for their children than in many other states. ”

The Week officially kicked off at a major rally Saturday night in Houston, Texas. Today, students wearing National School Choice Week’s signature yellow scarves will ring the opening bell of the New York Stock Exchange.

National School Choice Week is an independent public awareness campaign that shines a spotlight on effective education options for all children. For more information, visit www.schoolchoiceweek.comSource: National School Choice Week