Local Parent Leaders Gather to Celebrate School Choice in Orange County

IRVINE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–A panel of education experts will address choice in education with
parents, teachers, and local community leaders at a community event on
Wednesday, January 27.

The Parents Advocate League is hosting the Orange County School Choice
Celebration on January 27 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Irvine Civic
Center. The event will include a panel discussion on education options
in California and national trends in school choice. The event is timed
to coincide with National School Choice Week (January 24-30, 2016),
which will be the largest series of education-related events in U.S.
history.

The program consists of nationally recognized education experts and
activist, including Larry Sand, a former teacher of over 30 years who
currently heads California Teacher Empowerment Network; Lance
Izumi, Koret Senior Fellow and Senior Director of Education Studies at
the Pacific Research Institute and co-author of Not As Good As
You Think
; Lisa Snell, Director of Education and Child Welfare at
Reason Foundation; and Brian McGrath, Senior Vice President for
the Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice. The panel will discuss
ways parents can support all choices in education locally, statewide,
and nationally.

“We are so excited to participate in National School Choice Week by
hosting this celebration. This event is targeted at parents who are
trying to find the best educational environment for their child. We hope
to empower parents and encourage them to participate in our local groups
and organizations that promote school in Orange County,” said Julie
Collier, executive director of Parents Advocate League.

Parents Advocate League is a nonprofit that focuses on educating parents
to be advocates for their children’s education. The league supports all
choices in education and believes parents should be the final decision
makers when it comes to school choice.

For more information, contact Julie Collier at julie@parentsadvocateleague.org.

This event is a private reservation and is not endorsed or sponsored by
the City of Irvine.

A nonpartisan, nonpolitical public awareness effort, National School
Choice Week shines a positive spotlight on effective education options
for students, families, and communities around the country.

For more information, visit www.schoolchoiceweek.com
or www.facebook.com/schoolchoiceweek.

Contacts

Parents Advocate League
Julie Collier, 949-468-9500
julie@parentsadvocateleague.org