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Families will use the Convention Center as a way to compare charter options

Families will use the Convention Center as a way to compare charter options

RALEIGH, N.C., January 15, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- On Saturday, January 22, hundreds of families will meet at Raleigh's charter school fair.

The reception will take place at the Raleigh Convention Center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. as parents learn about the area's free public charter offerings, and the fair will include face painting, balloon art, snacks, and a photobooth.

As the application deadline for many charter schools in North Carolina opens in January, the fair is ideally positioned to help families decide which schools to apply for the school year. More than 450 community members are expected to attend.

The charter school fair is open to the public, and it will take place simultaneously in more than a dozen large school fairs in all 50 states. Jan. 22 will be "School Fair Saturday," which will feature large school fairs in more than a dozen major U.S. cities.

"The National School Choice Week Charter School Fair in 2022 presents 204 public charter schools with opportunities for parent choice, according to Rhonda Dillingham, executive director of the North Carolina Association for Public Charter Schools. "With more than 126,000 students attending North Carolina charter schools and more than 76,000 names on waiting lists, it is clear that there is a demand from families for public charter schools as a school choice option."

This event is organized by the North Carolina Association for Public Charter Schools, which seeks to increase public charter schools' quality education opportunities for all North Carolina children.

The Raleigh Convention Center is located at 500 S. Salisbury St. The fair will be held in the Meeting Room 301/302.

For more information, contact Operations Director Lisa Renn at.

Each January, school Choice Week provides information on effective K-12 education opportunities for children. It focuses on traditional public, charter, magnet, online, private, and home education opportunities, and highlights its non-partisan work.

SOURCE's National School Choice Week

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