WASHINGTON, Jan. 22, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- School choice supporters will get moving to celebrate parental choice in education on Saturday, January 24, 2015.
The annual "Run for School Choice 5K," which will draw runners of all ages and skill levels, will kick-off National School Choice Week in our nation's capital. This event will be held at the American University Track and Field complex on January 24 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
"We're excited to show our enthusiasm for educational opportunity through this great event," said Brittany Corona, Research Assistant in Domestic Policy Studies for the Heritage Foundation. "We are running in support of the thousands of children around the nation benefiting from parental choice in education and to encourage more states to adopt policies that give children trapped in failing schools an opportunity to choose a quality education."
This event is hosted by The Heritage Foundation. The Heritage Foundation is a research and educational institution—a think tank—whose mission is to formulate and promote conservative public policies based on the principles of free enterprise, limited government, individual freedom, traditional American values, and a strong national defense.
National School Choice Week (January 25 – 31, 2015) will be America's largest-ever celebration of opportunity in education. Featuring more than 11,000 independently organized events across all 50 states, the Week shines a positive spotlight on effective education options for children. National School Choice Week is independent, nonpolitical, and nonpartisan, and embraces all types of educational choice – from traditional public schools to public charter schools, magnet schools, online learning, private schools, and homeschooling.
For more information, contact Brittany Corona at [email protected].
For more information, contact:
Brittany Corona, The Heritage Foundation
[email protected] or (520) 981-9636
SOURCE National School Choice Week