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Florida and Georgia Celebrate National School Choice Week

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Press Release: Imagine School at Evening Rose

ISER to Celebrate National School Choice Week with Special Event
Imagine School at Evening Rose participates in nation's largest-ever celebration of educational opportunity

Tallahassee - IMAGINE SCHOOL AT EVENING ROSE WILL HOLD A SPECIAL EVENT ON MONDAY, JANUARY 27, 2014 TO CELEBRATE NATIONAL SCHOOL CHOICE WEEK, SCHOOL LEADERS ANNOUNCED TODAY.

THE EVENT WILL FEATURE A WEEK FULL OF EVENTS CELEBRATING NATIONAL SCHOOL CHOICE WEEK.

MONDAY - WE WILL HAVE STUDENTS CREATE SMALL POSTERS THAT SHOW WHY THEY LOVE OUR SCHOOL AND CHOOSE IMAGINE EVENING ROSE AS THEIR SCHOOL. THESE WILL BE USED TO DECORATE THEIR CLASS' DOOR FOR THE WEEK.

Tuesday - Yellow Head to Toe! All Imagine students, teachers and staff will be wearing ALL YELLOW, including the scarves that we received.. We will all meet outside at the end of the day to take a picture to post on our website and Facebook page!

Wednesday - Wacky About School Choice! Students, teachers and staff will get to dress as WACKY as they can!

Thursday - Thankful for School Choice. Students will write thank you letters to their parents for choosing to send them to Imagine Evening Rose. Teachers will send thank you notes home to parents as well.

Friday - Pep Rally! We will all meet outside at the end of the day to do a big pep rally where we will dance, our cheerleaders will lead some cheers, we will introduce our basketball and cross country teams and we will give an award for the class with the MOST SPIRIT! . The event will be held at the school.

Imagine School at Evening Rose is a Charter school serving grades K-8, with a student enrollment of 350.

ISER is one of 5,000 schools participating in National School Choice Week (January 26-February 1, 2014). The goal of the Week is to shine a positive spotlight on all types of education options for children - from traditional public schools to public charter schools, magnet schools, private schools, online learning and homeschooling.

"We are excited to have ISER participate in National School Choice Week with this special event," said Andrew Campanella, National School Choice Week president. "It is because of great events like this that National School Choice Week, in Florida and across the country, will break records as the largest and most influential celebration of educational opportunity in American history.

For more information about the event, visit www.myiser.com.

For more information about National School Choice Week, visit www.schoolchoiceweek.com.

Press Release: School Choice Week

‘School Choice Week’ Begins Today in Georgia; 120 Events Planned in the Peach State

[Atlanta – Jan. 27, 2014] – This week is School Choice Week in Georgia and across the country. More than 120 events are planned across the Peach State, in addition to 5,500 events nationwide.

The Week, which is the nation’s largest-ever celebration of educational opportunity, gives students, parents, and teachers in Georgia a chance to raise awareness of the different types of educational options available to families in advance of the 2014-2015 school year. Events across the state will include rallies, school fairs, roundtable discussions, open houses, and parent information sessions.

National School Choice Week spotlights all types of education options for families – including traditional public schools, public magnet schools, charter schools, private schools, online learning and homeschooling.

In addition to raising awareness of school choice options in Georgia, the Week also provides students, parents and teachers with an opportunity to call on leaders in Atlanta to expand access to high-quality education environments for children.

“Georgia families know that when parents have the freedom to choose the best schools for their children, great things happen,” said Andrew Campanella, president of National School Choice Week. “Student achievement increases, graduation rates rise, and children are better prepared for real life.”

Said Campanella: “Georgia is a national leader when it comes to providing families with school choice, and state leaders have worked in a collaborative, bipartisan way to increase access to great schools for more parents and children. Other states should take note of Georgia's progress.”

The Week officially kicked off at a major rally Saturday night in Houston, Texas. Today, students wearing National School Choice Week’s signature yellow scarves will ring the opening bell of the New York Stock Exchange.

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National School Choice Week is an independent public awareness campaign that shines a spotlight on effective education options for all children. For more information, visit www.schoolchoiceweek.com


Press Release: School Choice Week

Quick Facts About School Choice Week in Florida

-- The Week spotlights traditional public schools, public charter schools, magnet schools, online learning, private schools, and homeschooling.

-- There will be 5,500+ events nationwide during School Choice Week -- all independently planned and independently funded.

-- There will be 860 School Choice Week events across the Sunshine State.

-- Events include rallies, roundtable discussions, open houses at schools, school fairs, open houses, and parent information sessions.

-- The goal of the Week is to inform parents about the education options available to them, while providing a platform for families to tell leaders in Tallahassee that they want more school choices for their children.

-- National School Choice Week is a nonpartisan and nonpolitical public awareness campaign.

Resources for Covering School Choice Week in Florida

-- You can look at the status of school choice policies (the type of options available to the Sunshine State parents) here: www.schoolchoiceweek.com/states

-- You can download photographs that you can use (no attribution needed) from events held over the last few days, here.

-- You can download high-def b-roll that you can use (no attribution needed) from events held over the last few days, here.

-- The website for School Choice Week is www.schoolchoiceweek.com and events in your area can be found from the search bar on the home page.

-- School Choice Week is on Twitter at @schoolchoicewk and the designated hashtag for the Week is: #scw

-- To schedule an interview with an NSCW spokesperson, simply e-mail me back and I'll set something up for you!


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