POSTED: Monday, January 27, 2014 - 10:18am
UPDATED: Monday, January 27, 2014 - 10:20am
BATON ROUGE, LA (NBC33) — Governor Jindal has proclaimed Jan. 26 - Feb. 1 as 'Louisiana School Choice Week.'
In Louisiana and across the country, people are focusing on school choice. More than 175 events are planned across our State, as well as 5,500 events nationwide.
The week is meant to give students, parents, and teachers a chance to raise awareness of the different types of educational options available to families before 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.
“Louisiana 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.”
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.