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

Georgia students, communities to hold more than 600 events as part of
nation’s largest-ever celebration of school choice

ATLANTA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Gov. Nathan Deal has officially proclaimed Jan. 22-28 as School Choice
Week in Georgia, joining more than a dozen other governors and more than
500 city and county leaders nationwide in issuing proclamations.

With more than 21,000 independently planned events, National School
Choice Week 2017 will be the largest-ever celebration of opportunity in
education. More than 600 of those events will take place in Georgia.
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 delighted that Gov. Deal has proclaimed School Choice Week in
Georgia,” said Andrew Campanella, president of National School Choice
Week. “Different kids have different personalities, desires, and needs,
and we hope parents and educators will take this opportunity to work
together to find the school that’s the best fit for each child.”

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
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