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THIS WEEK: Wyoming Families, Educators Find the Positive in Education by Celebrating School Choice Week
Governor Mark Gordon Issues Proclamation Recognizing Jan. 24 – 30 as Wyoming School Choice Week.
Cheyenne– In the midst of a school year like no other, Wyoming families and educators are gearing up to safely spotlight education options during School Choice Week 2021. Wyoming community members are hosting 47 virtual or at-home celebrations during the Week.
Taking place annually since 2011, School Choice Week is America’s largest celebration of educational choice. While typically the Week is packed with large, in-person events, school choice advocates have adapted to this year’s health and safety protocols, opting for drive through scavenger hunts, virtual information sessions and showcases, online contests, drive-in movie screenings, and more.
Across the country, more than two dozen iconic U.S. landmarks and notable buildings will light up in special colors to mark the Week. In Wyoming, the Marian H. Rochelle Gateway Center will light up in red and yellow on Jan. 29.
Additionally, Governor Mark Gordon has issued an official proclamation recognizing Jan. 24-30 as Wyoming School Choice Week.
“School choice doesn’t just mean building new schools. In rural states like Wyoming, choice means enriching existing schools— giving families increased access to a flexible, customized education,” said Andrew Campanella, president of National School Choice Week. “During a challenging school year, National School Choice Week provides an upbeat, hopeful time to school-search and share ideas for better serving Wyoming kids.”
In Wyoming, there are a variety of educational options to attend including: traditional public schools with open enrollment at the discretion of each district, charter schools, online academies, private schools, and homeschooling.
Wyoming families will be raising awareness about these choices at their virtual celebrations, which make up some of the more than 33,000 planned nationwide to spotlight K-12 education options.
To download a guide to Wyoming school choice, use the Schools Near Me tool to search for schools in your area, or see celebration photos and proclamation updates, visit National School Choice Week’s Wyoming state page.
National School Choice Week is an independent public awareness effort; the Week is nonpartisan, nonpolitical, and not related to any legislative advocacy campaign.
Select local celebrants are available to discuss their plans with reporters upon request. For information on celebrations planned near you, reach out to us with information about your coverage area at [email protected].
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National School Choice Week shines a spotlight on effective education options for children and is the world’s largest celebration of opportunity in K-12 education. The Week is a not-for-profit effort that focuses equally on traditional public, charter, magnet, online, private, and home education options. Every January, participants plan tens of thousands of events and activities to raise awareness about school choice across all 50 states. Year-round, National School Choice Week develops resources and guides to assist families searching for schools or learning environments for their children.
"Shining a spotlight on effective educational options for every child"