ST. LOUIS, Jan. 20, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Students from the St. Louis area will provide new insight into the benefits of school choice in Missouri at a special event on Thursday, January 29. A student panel will include students from both charter schools and students using the public school transfer option.
The "School Choice: Let Me Be Me" event is planned by the Missouri Charter Public School Association, the Children's Education Alliance of Missouri, StudentsFirst Missouri, and the Show Me Institute. The event will also feature musical performances.
The breakfast event will take place at the St. Louis Central Public Library on Thursday, January 29, 2015, from 7:30 am to 9:00 am. More than 100 students, parents, teachers, community leaders, and public officials are expected to attend.
The event is planned to coincide with National School Choice Week 2015 (January 25-31, 2015).
"The Missouri Charter Public School Association is excited to co-host this important event. All of Missouri's families should have the opportunity to choose the school that best meets their child's needs. We believe students sharing why school choice is important to them will impress upon the citizens of Missouri that every family deserves great educational options regardless of their zip codes," said Douglas Thaman, executive director, Missouri Charter Public School Association.
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:
Lorna Kurdi, Children's Education Alliance of Missouri
[email protected] or 314-561-8645
SOURCE National School Choice Week