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7,200+ people to Kickoff National School Choice Week at World’s Largest Education Celebration

Record-setting event to bring together civic leaders, education reformers, students, parents and world-class entertainment

 
PRLog - Jan. 23, 2013 - PHOENIX -- More than 7,000 Arizonan parents, students and community members will help National School Choice Week shine a spotlight at the Phoenix Convention Center this Friday, Jan. 25, on the benefits of all families having a true menu of educational options, organizers announced today. The event will feature powerful testimonials from students who have benefited from attending the school of their parents' choice. The

internationally renowned Jonas Brothers will perform a set at the conclusion of the event (media will not be able to film any portion of the Jonas Brothers concert).  

National School Choice Week President Andrew Campanella will address the celebration via video feed live from Los Angeles, where he will launch the National School Choice Week ‘Special’ – a 14-city whistle-stop train tour in support of educational choice. In addition, Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton will speak at the event, and former Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Lisa Graham Keegan will serve as the evening’s master of ceremonies.

Media interested in attending the event should sign up for credentials here: www.schoolchoiceweek.com/kickoff_credentials.

Now in its third year, National School Choice Week shines a spotlight on the need for effective education options for children, including high-performing public schools, public charter schools, private schools, magnet schools, online learning and homeschooling (Jan. 27 to Feb. 2, 2013).

WHO:

·         Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton

·         Soha Ghanian, an award-winning student at Horizon Community Learning
         Center in Phoenix

·         Jorge Solis, a graduate of Glendale Christian Academy who benefited
         from Arizona's Individual School Tuition Organization Tax Credit Program  
         (via the Arizona School Choice Trust)

·         JoAnna Curtis, an award-winning teacher and a founder of EduPrize
         Schools;

·         Scott MacIntyre, a resident of Phoenix and American Idol finalist, who will
         sing the National Anthem

WHAT:          National School Choice Week 2013’s Kickoff Celebration

WHEN:          Jan. 25, 2013 at 6:30 pm MST

WHERE:        Phoenix Convention Center
         100 N 3rd St  Phoenix, Arizona 85004

FOR MEDIA:

-- -- Contact Brooke (Rodda) Peterson at 480-347-8128 or brooke@anglespr.com or Will Green at 202-276-1303 or will@schoolchoiceweek.com

-- RSVP is required for attendance. Media interested in attending the kickoff must apply for credentials here: http://www.schoolchoiceweek.com/kickoff_credentials

-- Press should arrive at 6:00 pm and enter through the middle Convention Center entrance on Third Street

-- There will be a sanctioned off press area with a mult box

-- Please note: for copyright purposes there will be no filming or photography permitted of the Jonas Brothers concert portion of the show

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