It Takes a School Fair: Shopping for a School with Community Support
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Jan. 15, 2022 /PRNewswire/ Thousands of Colorado Springs parents have had enough piecemeal research to learn more about schools near them, rather than gathering on the weekend of January 22.
At the fair, more than 70 schools and community organizations will be represented, including private schools, traditional public schools, online schools, charter schools, and homeschool organizations. There is no obligation to attend the event, which will take place from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
The Colorado Springs community is hosting a bounce house, a photo booth, balloon art, and door prizes every year.
The event is planned to coincide with the history-making National School Choice Week 2022, which will feature more than 26,000 school choice events in all 50 states. As part of the celebration, January 22 will be "School Fair Saturday," and will feature large school fairs in more than a dozen major U.S. cities, simultaneously with the Colorado Springs event.
"Education is the civil rights issue of all time," said Deborah Hendrix, a senior director of Parents Challenge. "We need families to have the knowledge and the skills to make informed educational decisions for our children, and we can do it all under one roof.
Parents Challenge, an organization devoted to expanding education opportunities for students and parents in the Pikes Peak region, has sponsored the regional school fair.
On January 22, there are hundreds of people attending The Colorado Springs Event Center, located at 3960 Palmer Park Blvd.
National School Choice Week shines a spotlight on effective K-12 education options for children, focusing equally on traditional public, charter, magnet, and online, and private, education options. Every January, participants organize tens of thousands of celebrations to increase awareness of school choice across all 50 states.
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