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

Alabama students, communities to hold more than 200 events as part of
nation’s largest-ever celebration of school choice

MONTGOMERY, Ala.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–School Choice Week is official in Alabama: Gov. Robert Bentley has
proclaimed it, joining more than a dozen other governors plus more than
500 city and county leaders in commemorating the week.

The largest-ever celebration of opportunity in education, National
School Choice Week 2017 will feature more than 21,000 events, including
200 in Alabama. 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 of the school choice options parents
have, or want to have, for their children.

“We are delighted that Gov. Bentley has issued this proclamation,” said
Andrew Campanella, president of National School Choice Week. “Like
parents everywhere, Alabama parents want their kids to succeed in life,
and success begins with a good education. That’s what National School
Choice Week is all about: Parents having the opportunity to explore
their options and find the school or schools where their children will

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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National School Choice Week
Mary C. Tillotson, Press Secretary
ext. 824