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'School Choice Week' Begins Today in Nevada; 40 Events Planned

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From National School Choice Week:

This week is School Choice Week in Nevada and across the country. More than 40 events are planned across the Silver State, in addition to 5,500 events nationwide. Lending support to the effort is Governor Brian Sandoval, who recently proclaimed Jan. 26 – Feb. 1 as "Nevada School Choice Week."

The Week, which is the nation's largest-ever celebration of educational opportunity, gives students, parents, and teachers in Nevada a chance to raise awareness of the different types of educational options available to families in advance of the 2014-2015 school year. Events across the state will include rallies, school fairs, roundtable discussions, open houses, and parent information sessions.

National School Choice Week spotlights all types of education options for families – including traditional public schools, public magnet schools, charter schools, private schools, online learning and homeschooling.

In addition to raising awareness of school choice options in Nevada, the Week also provides students, parents and teachers with an opportunity to call on leaders in Carson City to expand access to high-quality education environments for children.

"Nevada families know that when parents have the freedom to choose the best schools for their children, great things happen," said Andrew Campanella, president of National School Choice Week. "Student achievement increases, graduation rates rise, and children are better prepared for real life."

Said Campanella: "We are grateful that Governor Sandoval is helping to shine a positive spotlight on the need for effective education options for families in Nevada."

The Week officially kicked off at a major rally Saturday night in Houston, Texas. Today, students wearing National School Choice Week's signature yellow scarves will ring the opening bell of the New York Stock Exchange.

From National School Choice Week

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