DES MOINES, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) -- The week of January 21-27 has been recognized as National School Choice Week by Governor Kim Reynolds in an official proclamation.
This week, 270 events and activities across Iowa will highlight the different options parents have when choosing their child's education.
“Iowa leaders have demonstrated to the country that school choice can work effectively in a rural state,” Andrew Campanella, president of National School Choice Week said. “We encourage parents across the state to use National School Choice Week as an opportunity to evaluate school options for their children.”
Since 2011, National School Choice Week has been celebrated across the United States as a nonpartisan and non-political event.
Nationwide, open house events, homeschool information sessions, and other celebrations will have around 7 million Americans participate in over 32,000 events.
“Students learn better when they have a choice about the type of the school they want to attend. That strengthens the entire nation when kids can get the education that best fits them and that’s why we celebrate National School Choice Week,” Ihsan Yaseen, principal of Islamic School of Des Moines said.
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