Denver– Thousands of Coloradans celebrated how schools of all types are educating students this School Choice Week.
The Week featured 550 events and activities across the Centennial State, including open house events at schools, school fairs, homeschool information sessions, and other celebrations. One of the largest events in the state was a school fair planned at the Space Foundation in Colorado Springs. In addition, a student civics day was held at the Colorado State Capitol. Additional school choice community events were held in locales such as Pueblo, Fort Collins, and Colorado Springs.
Nationwide, 40,549 events and activities were organized to raise awareness during National School Choice Week (Jan. 20-26, 2019), and 10.8 million Americans are estimated to have participated. It was the largest series of education-related events and activities in U.S. history.
On the local level, elected officials and community leaders recognized the importance of educational opportunity by officially recognizing the Week. The county of Mesa and the cities of Buena Vista and Windsor issued proclamations recognizing School Choice Week in their community.
Celebrated since 2011, National School Choice Week is an independent public awareness effort. The Week is nonpartisan and nonpolitical, and it is not related to any legislative advocacy campaign.
“Mile High Academy celebrates National School Choice Week because every child deserves a chance at the best education for their individual needs. That means letting parents know about what’s available to them in their area. Choice matters!” said Agape Hammond, director of marketing at Mile High Academy, an independent school serving 250 students in Highlands Ranch, Colorado.
“Colorado families have a variety of school choice options for their children’s education, and National School Choice Week is the ideal time to start searching for a school that meets your child’s needs,” said National School Choice Week President Andrew Campanella.
To download a guide to school choice in Colorado, or to learn more about school choice in the Centennial State, visit schoolchoiceweek.com/states/colorado.
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