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Governor McCrory proclaims this week “School Choice Week”

RALEIGH – North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory has officially proclaimed Jan. 24-30, 2016 as “School Choice Week” in North Carolina. McCrory joins 30 other governors and 230 mayors and county leaders nationwide in issuing proclamations.

With more than 400 events being held to celebrate the week in North Carolina alone – and with more than 16,000 independently organized events across all 50 states – National School Choice Week will be America’s largest-ever celebration of opportunity in education. Events will include rallies, round-table discussions, coffeehouse meet-ups, festivals, school fairs and more.

As a nonpartisan, nonpolitical public awareness effort, National School Choice Week seeks to raise public awareness about school choice to start tens of thousands of individual conversations across our country about the need for, and benefits of, educational opportunity.

“We are grateful for Governor McCrory’s support for School Choice Week in North Carolina,” Andrew Campanella, president of National School Choice Week said. “Millions of people across the country, regardless of which type of schooling they choose, are united in their view that greater choice means greater opportunities for our children to thrive.”

Held every January, National School Choice Week is an independent public awareness effort designed to shine a positive spotlight on effective education options for every child. Through thousands of independently planned events across the country, National School Choice Week raises public awareness of all types of educational choices available to children. These options include traditional public schools, public charter schools, public magnet schools, online learning, private schools and homeschooling.

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