School Leaders Engage Community Leaders to Promote School Choice in Missouri

ST. LOUIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–State and national education leaders are hosting a breakfast and
roundtable discussion designed to engage business leaders, community
leaders, and the citizenry as a part of National School Choice Week on
Thursday, January 28.

The Missouri Charter Public School Association will host this event from
7:30 to 9:30 a.m. at Crowne Plaza, Three Rivers Room, in St. Louis on
January 28 to showcase the benefits of school choice in Missouri and
address the needs for wider community engagement.

The program will include student speeches and performances, a parent
panel, and a roundtable discussion to encourage an individual commitment
by leaders to emphasize the importance of school choice in the community.

“National School Choice Week raises awareness of all educational options
across the country, but this year in Missouri we are focusing on
community leaders. By hearing from students and parents, business
leaders can see firsthand the impact school choice has on our workforce
and greater community,” said Douglas Thaman, executive director of the
Missouri Charter Public School Association.

“Use Your Voice & Make a Choice” is the theme of this year’s Missouri
School Choice Week Events. Over 200 parents, school administrators,
teachers, and students are expected to attend. Organizational partners
include: Children’s Education Alliance of Missouri, Missouri Charter
Public School Association, National School Choice Week, and Students
First.

For more information, contact Douglas Thaman at dthaman@mocharterschools.org.

As a nonpartisan, nonpolitical public awareness effort, National School
Choice Week shines a positive spotlight on effective education options
for students, families, and communities around the country.

For more information, visit www.schoolchoiceweek.com,
or visit www.facebook.com/schoolchoiceweek.

Contacts

Missouri Charter Public School Association
Douglas Thaman,
314-261-3657
dthaman@mocharterschools.org