Governor Hickenlooper proclaims “School Choice Week” in Colorado;
hundreds plan to rally at the capitol
DENVER–(BUSINESS WIRE)–National School Choice Week begins today in Colorado and across the
country. There are 318 events planned in the Centennial State to raise
awareness about K-12 school choice, and 16,140 events nationwide.
The events in Colorado, which are independently planned and
independently funded, include everything from information sessions and
open houses at schools to rallies, policy discussions, and movie
screenings organized by community groups. On Thursday, January 28,
hundreds of supporters will rally for school choice at the capitol.
Governor John Hickenlooper, the mayors of Aurora, Denver, Greeley,
Lakewood, and Thornton, and county leaders from Sedgwick County have
issued official proclamations recognizing January 24-30, 2016 as “School
“School Choice Week provides families in Colorado with the opportunity
to research and evaluate the K-12 school choices available for their
children in advance of the 2016-2017 school year,” said Andrew R.
Campanella, president of National School Choice Week. “The Week also
raises awareness of the importance of providing every child with
effective educational options.”
With a goal of raising public awareness of effective education options
for children, National School Choice Week will be the largest
celebration of education options in US history.
SCHOOL CHOICE OPTIONS AVAILABLE FOR COLORADO FAMILIES
According to National School Choice Week’s organizers, families in
Colorado can use the Week to look for K-12 schools for the 2016-2017
school year. Parents in the Centennial State can choose from the
following education options for their children: traditional public
schools, public charter schools, magnet schools, online academies,
private schools, and homeschooling. The state also has open enrollment
policies that allow parents to select the best traditional public
school, regardless of where the school is located.
ABOUT NATIONAL SCHOOL CHOICE WEEK
National School Choice Week is an independent public awareness effort
spotlighting effective education options for children, including
traditional public schools, public charter schools, magnet schools,
private schools, online learning, and homeschooling. The Week runs from
January 24-30, 2016. For more information, visit www.schoolchoiceweek.com.
School Choice Week
Shelby Tankersley, 202-480-2927 ext. 820
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