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

Nebraska students, communities to hold more than 100 events as part
of nation’s largest-ever celebration of school choice

LINCOLN, Neb.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Joining about two dozen governors plus more than 600 city and county
officials around the country, Governor Ricketts has proclaimed Jan.
22-28 as School Choice Week in Nebraska.

The largest-ever celebration of opportunity in education, School Choice
Week 2017 will feature more than 21,000 independently planned events,
including 134 in Nebraska. 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 thankful to Gov. Ricketts for issuing this proclamation,” said
Andrew Campanella, president of National School Choice Week. “We hope
Nebraska parents, like parents everywhere, will use this Week as an
opportunity to talk about their children’s schools and, if they’re not
happy with them, explore other options so every child receives an
education that’s the best fit for him or her.”

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