This week is National School Choice Week - Tucson News Now

This week is National School Choice Week

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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

This week is National School Choice Week, the largest celebration of education opportunities.

The week is dedicated to raising awareness about the different types of education available to families, like public school, private school, online learning and home schooling. There will be 5,500 events taking place across the nation.

Here in Arizona, there are 200 events planned in the form of rallies, open houses, school fairs, parent information sessions and roundtable discussions.

The president of National School Choice week, Andrew Campanella, says the events are meant to help parents make the best choices for educating their students.

"Arizona is a national leader in providing excellent educational opportunities for families," Andrew said. "Families across Arizona have more access to great school choices for their children than ever before."

A rally will be held Wed. Jan. 29 where the State Superintendent of Public Instruction will speak, along with other leaders in education. A student from San Miguel High School will also perform at the event. The event will take place at 10:00 a.m. at Old Tucson Studios.

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