Thousands to Participate in School Choice Rally at Capitol in Phoenix on 1/29

Governor Ducey joins unprecedented coalition in celebrating school
choice at largest education rally in Arizona history

PHOENIX–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Thousands of students, parents, teachers, and community leaders from all
around the state – including school boards, chambers of commerce, and
parenting groups – are expected to celebrate school choice on Friday,
January 29, in Phoenix.

The event will take place at 10 a.m. at the Arizona State Capitol and
will feature Governor Doug Ducey, along with speakers representing all
types of schools, from traditional public and public charter schools to
magnet, online, private, and home schools.

The goal of the event is to celebrate a banner year for Arizona as the
largest school choice state in the country and one of the fastest
improving, academically.

“Hispanic CREO is proud to call Arizona home as one of the leading
states in the nation when it comes to school choice,” said Denise
Ceballos-Viner of Hispanic CREO. “We have so much to be proud of as a
state when it comes to the educational options available to parents.
There’s no better time to celebrate that than National School Choice

“It’s rare to see such a diverse group of organizations working together
to celebrate something positive,” said Dr. Tim Ogle of Arizona School
Boards Association. “We are committed to continuing to raise awareness
among parents about the diverse programs within our public schools.”

The celebration is timed to coincide with National School Choice Week
(January 24-30, 2016), which will be America’s largest-ever celebration
of opportunity in education, with more than 16,000 events being planned.

Organizations working together to plan this event include A for Arizona,
Arizona School Boards Association, Arizona Charter Schools Association,
Arizona School Choice Trust, HCREO, LaBella Q Dance Studio, American
Federation for Children, Parenting AZ, Chicanos Por La Causa, Institute
for Better Education, Hill Advocacy, and Arizona Chamber of Commerce.

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


A for Arizona
Lisa Graham Keegan, 602-391-6803