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

Florida students, communities to hold more than 2,700 events as part
of nation’s largest-ever celebration of school choice

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Gov. Rick Scott has proclaimed Jan. 22-28 as National School Choice Week
in Florida, joining more than 20 other governors and more than 600 city
and county leaders across the country in commemorating the week.

The largest-ever celebration of opportunity in education, National
School Choice Week 2017 will feature more than 21,000 independently
planned events, including more than 2,700 in Florida. 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 thrilled that Gov. Scott has proclaimed National School Choice
Week in Florida,” said Andrew Campanella, president of National School
Choice Week. “Florida parents have more options for their kids’
education than parents in most other states, and we hope they will take
School Choice Week as an opportunity to talk about their children’s
schools with other parents and explore their options. Our goal is that
every child in Florida will receive a great education – no matter what
type of school their parents choose.”

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