MIRAMAR BEACH, Fla.--()--Supporters of school choice will converge on Twitter today for the second annual #SchoolChoiceFacts Day in order to raise awareness about the diverse array of education options available to students across the country.
“National School Choice Week 2013 will easily be our biggest and most impactful week yet, thanks to the dedicated work of thousands of our partner schools, individuals, and organizations across the country”
Organized by National School Choice Week (www.twitter.com/schoolchoicewk), supporters will use the #SchoolChoiceFacts hashtag to tweet surprising and unheralded facts about school choice, a growing national movement which empowers parents to select challenging and effective learning environments for their children. Individuals are encouraged to join the conversation by using the #SchoolChoiceFacts Day hashtag when tweeting their own education stories and re-tweeting facts. The most impressive tweets using the #SchoolChoiceFacts hashtag will be featured on www.schoolchoiceweek.com.
“National School Choice Week 2013 will easily be our biggest and most impactful week yet, thanks to the dedicated work of thousands of our partner schools, individuals, and organizations across the country,” said NSCW President Andrew Campanella. “#SchoolChoiceFacts Day will harness the power of social media and parent involvement to generate even more enthusiasm for educational choice in advance of 2013, and encourage more parents, teachers, schools and students to get involved.”
Research illustrates that school choice – which includes expanding access to high performing public schools, public charter schools, magnet schools, private schools, virtual and digital learning programs and home schooling options – yields expanded student achievement, higher student graduation rates, and strong levels of parent satisfaction. #SchoolChoiceFacts Day will highlight the specific data behind these realities.
National School Choice Week 2013, planned by a diverse, bipartisan coalition of citizens and organizations, will take place from Jan. 27 through Feb. 3, 2013. The week will shine a spotlight on the need for effective education options for all American children, regardless of geographic location, gender, race, socio-economic status or learning ability. More than 1,700 schools will host events during National School Choice Week 2013 that will aim to empower families by educating them about new and innovative education options.