Governor Pence Proclaims January 24-30 “School Choice Week” in Indiana, Joining Leaders Nationwide in Celebrating Opportunity in Education

Indiana students, communities to hold over 400 events as part of nation’s
largest-ever celebration of school choice

INDIANAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Indiana Governor Mike Pence has officially proclaimed January 24-30,
2016 as “School Choice Week” in Indiana. Governor Pence joins thirty
other governors and 230 mayors and county leaders nationwide in issuing

With more than 400 events being held to celebrate the Week in Indiana
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 Pence’s recognition of School Choice Week
in Indiana,” 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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