DES MOINES, Iowa, Jan. 15, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- School choice supporters from across Iowa will gather at the State Historical Building in Des Moines for a special celebration to commemorate National School Choice Week 2015 on Monday, Jan. 26, 2015. The event is scheduled to feature remarks and a proclamation presentation by Governor Terry Branstad and Lieutenant Governor Kim Reynolds.
Students, parents, teachers and community leaders will attend the celebration, which will shine a positive spotlight on all types of education options available for children in the Hawkeye State, including traditional public schools, public charter schools, magnet schools, private schools, online learning and homeschooling.
The event, which will begin at 2 p.m., is being organized by the Iowa Alliance for Choice in Education, Iowa Advocates for Choice in Education, Connections Academy, NICHE Homeschools and the Ankeny Christian Academy.
"Iowa Alliance for Choice in Education is pleased to be a part of School Choice Week festivities in Iowa. Iowans have many quality options for educating their children, and we are proud to celebrate those options and parental choice in education," said Trish Wilger, executive director, Iowa Alliance for Choice in Education.
Celebrated every year in January, National School Choice Week shines a positive spotlight on all types of effective education options for children, including traditional public schools, public charter schools, magnet schools, private schools, online learning and homeschooling. The celebration is nonpartisan and nonpolitical. National School Choice Week 2015 will feature a history-making 11,082 independently planned and independently funded events across all 50 states.
For more information, contact:
Trish Wilger, Iowa Alliance for Choice in Education
[email protected] or (515) 323-0687
SOURCE National School Choice Week