This week we joined our school choice partners as well as hundreds of students, parents, educators and policymakers to celebrate School Choice Week.
On Monday, Governor Pete Ricketts signed a proclamation declaring January 24-30 Nebraska School Choice Week.
Link to coverage of the proclamation ceremony below:
On Thursday, over 500 students, parents and educators participated in a School Choice Week rally on the steps of the Nebraska State Capitol. Speakers included Governor Ricketts, Lt. Governor Mike Foley, Senator Bob Krist, Our Lady of Lourdes student Maximo Gayton, school choice advocate Derrell Bradford, Christ Lutheran student Ellie Volk, LEARN Coalition founder Clarice Jackson, Nebraska homeschool advocate David Lostroh, and Educate Nebraska Advisory Board member Ean Garrett. The rally included student performances and the School Choice Week dance as well.
Link to photos of the rally below:
Link to coverage of the rally below:
Thanks to all of the students, parents and educators who came out to celebrate school choice while calling for expanded opportunities for students in Nebraska.