Gov. Ivey Proclaims Jan. 22-Jan. 28 “Alabama School Choice Week,” Recognizes Options as Vital for Kids’ Education

Alabama Families to host more than 360 events during the 12th Annual School Choice Celebration

Montgomery, Ala., December 15, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Gov. Kay Ivey is the first governor to officially declare 22-28 January 2023 being school election week in their state. Over the next six weeks, more than a dozen other governors are expected to join in officially recognizing the week and promoting its observance.

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Governor Ivey’s proclamation follows a year of historic expansions in school choice across the country. The proclamation highlights the importance of quality education for economic vitality Alabama. It also recognizes the contributions and hard work of teachers, parents and community leaders who invest in local schools.

Alabama School Choice Week coincides with National School Choice Week, a weeklong national celebration of K-12 education that occurs during the last week of January. The full text of the proclamation can be found on the School Election Week website.

For the week, parents, schools and other organizers have planned 369 activities across the state Alabama –– Rallies, activities at school and even a special celebration in Montgomery –– all aim to stimulate conversations about the opportunities that parents have or want to have in their children’s education.

More than 25,000 events were independently scheduled nationwide for the week to raise awareness for school elections of all kinds.

Alabama continues to shine with his enthusiasm and devotion to expanding educational opportunities for children,” he said Andrew Campanella, President of National School Choice Week. “Governor Ivey’s proclamation recognizes the importance of options for families across the state and affirms that all children should have access to the highest quality education.”

National School Choice Week spotlights effective K-12 educational options for kids. As a nonprofit initiative, the week focuses equally on traditional public, charter, magnet, online, private, and home education options. Each January, participants plan tens of thousands of events and activities—like school fairs, open houses, and student exhibits—to raise awareness of school choice across all 50 states. Throughout the year, National School Choice Week develops resources and guides to help families find schools or learning environments for their children. The effort is non-political and impartial and does not endorse legislation.

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