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Celebrating options: School choice advocates to rally the Capitol

More than one thousand students, parents, teachers, and community leaders will celebrate school choice in the Magnolia State during National School Choice Week.

A rally will be held Tuesday, January 24, 2017 in the second floor rotunda of the State Capitol at 9:30 a.m. Gov. Phil Bryant and Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves will speak at the celebration featuring dynamic student performances.

The rally will coincide with National School Choice Week (January 22-28, 2017), which will feature more than 21,000 events across the country. The goal of the event is to highlight the importance of school choice to families in Mississippi.

“Every child in Mississippi deserves access to a high quality education,” Grant Callen, president of Empower Mississippi said. “Unfortunately, many Mississippi parents know their children are not in the best educational setting, but because they can’t afford to move or to pay for private school tuition they feel trapped. During National School Choice Week, we will celebrate the school choice options available in Mississippi and draw attention to the critical need for even more opportunities for Mississippi families.”

Empower Mississippi is the lead planner of the event.

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