Governor Snyder Proclaims January 24-30 "Michigan School Choice Week"

By Brittany Denny | brittany.denny@upmatters.com

Published 01/21 2016 09:51AM

Updated 01/21 2016 09:51AM

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Michigan Governor Rick Snyder has officially proclaimed January 24-30, 2016 as “School Choice Week” in Michigan. Governor Snyder joins thirty other governors and 230 mayors and county leaders nationwide in issuing proclamations.

With more than 400 events being held to celebrate the Week in Michigan alone – and with more than 16,000 independently organized events across all 50 states – National School Choice Week will be America’s largest-ever celebration of opportunity in education. Events will include rallies, round-table discussions, coffeehouse meet-ups, festivals, school fairs, and more.

As a nonpartisan, nonpolitical public awareness effort, National School Choice Week seeks to raise public awareness about school choice to start tens of thousands of individual conversations across our country about the need for, and benefits of, educational opportunity.

“We are grateful for Governor Snyder’s support for School Choice Week in Michigan,” said Andrew Campanella, president of National School Choice Week. “The growth in enthusiasm surrounding National School Choice Week demonstrates that Americans in communities across the country recognize, more than ever before, the importance of ensuring that all children have the opportunity to learn and to pursue their own American dreams.”

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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