Governor Burgum Proclaims Jan. 21-27 “North Dakota School Choice Week” and Joins Leaders Nationwide in Celebrating Opportunity in Education

  • January 16, 2018
  • National School Choice Week
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National School Choice will take place Jan. 21-27 – and officially be North Dakota School Choice Week, thanks to a proclamation from Gov. Burgum.

More than 32,000 independently planned rallies, roundtable discussions, coffeehouse meetups, festivals, school fairs, and other events will take place around the country to raise awareness and spark conversations about school choice. More than 50 of those events will take place in North Dakota.

“We are proud to support parents in choosing the best educational option for their children during National School Choice Week,” said Gov. Doug Burgum. “North Dakota is leading efforts to create the most innovative education system in the country. In a world where knowledge transfer can happen anytime, anywhere, and on any device, creating authentic, experiential learning opportunities to help students succeed in a global economy depends on our parents, teachers and educational institutions transforming to meet 21st century workforce needs.”

“We are grateful that Gov. Burgum has issued this proclamation,” said Andrew Campanella, president of National School Choice Week. “We hope North Dakotans take this opportunity to talk about the educational options parents have, or want to have, for their children. We’re excited that North Dakota will be part of the celebration.”

Held every January, National School Choice Week is an independent, nonpartisan, nonpolitical 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.