National School Choice Week Draws Support

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ATLANTA – Families, school leaders, school choice activists, and legislators will come together during National School Choice Week to demonstrate community support for opportunity in education.
The event will be held Thursday, January 26 at 10 a.m. at Bright Futures Academy in Atlanta. Activities for the whole family and student performances will be the focus of this celebration of all types of school choice.

The goal of the event is to bring together the broad base of school choice supporters in the Atlanta area. More than 300 people are expected to attend. The celebration is timed to coincide with National School Choice Week (January 22-28, 2017), which will feature more than 21,000 events across the country.

“There’s no better platform than National School Choice Week to bring together all the different leaders on school choice who invest in our children’s futures,” said Eric Cochling, executive vice president for the Georgia Center for Opportunity. “We’re looking forward to spotlighting great schools and great school leaders from around the city and state.”

The event is being planned by the Georgia Center for Opportunity and the American Federation for Children.

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 more than 21,000 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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