Connections Education Celebrates National School Choice Week
--Students, Parents, and Educators from Connections-supported Schools Among the Voices of School Choice at Capital City Rallies--
Baltimore, MD (January 22, 2015) — Four representatives from Connections Education-supported full-time virtual public schools will speak at Capital City Rallies across the country during National School Choice Week. The annual bipartisan event kicks off January 25, 2015, to spotlight school choice programs that are available to families—including the online and blended learning options supported by Connections—and to champion the need for effective education options for all children.
WHAT: Connections Education is celebrating National School Choice Week with four speakers at Capital City Rallies nationwide.
WHEN: January 25 – 31, 2015
WHERE: Across the country (details below)
- Iowa Connections Academy: Monday, January 26, at 2 PM – parent speaker
- INSPIRE, the Idaho Connections Academy: Tuesday, January 27, at 2 PM – student speaker
- South Carolina Connections Academy: Tuesday, January 27, 2015, at 11:30 AM – teacher speaker
- Texas Connections Academy @ Houston: Friday, January 30, 2015, at 10 AM – student speaker
WHY: School choice is a hot issue across the country, as more families become aware of the effective education options that are available to help their children succeed.
“National School Choice Week provides all Americans with an opportunity to celebrate school choice where it exists, and demand it where it does not,” said Andrew Campanella, president of National School Choice Week. “The fact that National School Choice Week is, in 2015, 73 times larger than it was in 2011 is proof positive that interest in school choice – and the importance of providing all children with access to effective education environments – is growing exponentially.”
Capital City Rallies will be attended by current and prospective families considering school choice options for the 2015-2016 school year. Many Connections-supported schools are planning to participate through field trips, Statehouse tours, and other local events. Visit Connections-supported schools on Facebook during National School Choice Week to see enrolled families share how school choice has made a difference in the education of their children.
About Connections Education
Connections Education is a leading provider of high-quality, highly accountable virtual education solutions for students in grades K–12. Since 2001, the company’s Connections Academy has delivered individualized learning to students through tuition-free virtual public schools. In the 2014–2015 school year, Connections Academy supports 29 virtual public schools in 25 states—serving more than 60,000 students. Connections Education offers a fully online private school for students worldwide and delivers blended (combination of online and on-site) learning in select states via tuition-free, public, Nexus Academy schools. The Connections Learning by Pearson division meets the needs of schools, school districts, and other institutions with a full range of digital learning solutions for grades K–12 including: online courses, a program for homebound students, a digital learning platform, and private and public online schools. Connections Education is based in Baltimore, Maryland and was named a 2013 “Top Workplace” by the Baltimore Sun and a 2013 “Best Place to Work” by Baltimore magazine. Connections Education is part of the global learning company Pearson.