CSDC Celebrates National School Choice Week

National School Choice Week kicks off January 25th in Phoenix, Arizona

(Hanover, MD, January 15, 2013) Charter schools are the cornerstone of the movement to expand school choice options for families which has revolutionized public K-12 education over the past two decades. Today, more than 2 million students are taking advantage of this robust public school choice option in over 5,600 charter schools across the country.  CSDC celebrates National School Choice Week 2013 taking place January 27 – February 2 and salutes the individuals and organizations who work to ensure every student has access to a variety of high quality educational options. The official Kickoff Celebration will take place in Phoenix, Arizona on Friday, January 25, 2013 with a performance by The Jonas Brothers.

As author of the nation’s first charter school law, CSDC Board Vice-Chair Ember Reichgott Junge has been at the forefront of this education revolution since the beginning. In the the pioneering school choice state of Minnesota, Reichgott Junge was one of the earliest advocates for creating school choice options for parents and students. As state senator, she shepherded through the 1991 legislation that paved the way for the nation’s first charter school to open in St. Paul a year later. As part of National School Choice Week, the Heartland Institute will host Reichgott Junge to discuss her book “Zero Chance of Passage: The Pioneering Charter School Story.” Click here to register to attend the luncheon with Ms. Reichgott Junge in Chicago on January 30.

Click here for more information about National School Choice Week or to find or plan an event in your community: http://www.schoolchoiceweek.com/