Gov. Herbert proclaims Jan. 21-27 Utah School Choice Week

Gov. Herbert proclaims Jan. 21-27 "Utah School Choice Week." (File photo: KUTV)

(KUTV) — On Tuesday, Governor Herbert proclaimed Jan. 21-27 "Utah School Choice Week."

The proclamation was an effort to join leaders nationwide who celebrate opportunity in education.

222 events and activities in Utah have been planned with the hope of raising awareness of the educational opportunities that parents have, or want to have, for their children.

“We’re excited that Gov. Hebert has issued this proclamation,” said Andrew Campanella, president of National School Choice Week. “Utah families, like families everywhere, want the best education for their kids. We hope parents can use National School Choice Week to consider their options and find whatever educational setting is best for their kids’ individual needs and interests.”

National School Choice week is a nonpolitical, independent, nonpartisan public awareness effort "to shine a positive spotlight on effective education options for every child," a news release states.

National School Choice Week raises public awareness of all types of educational choices available to children through thousands of independently planned events across the country. These options include public charter schools, public schools, public magnet schools, online learning, private schools, and homeschooling.

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