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      'School Choice Week' Begins Today in Alabama

      There are 45 events planned this week for 'school Choice Week' in Alabama. {}There are 5500 events nationwide. {}The week celebrates educational opportunity and raises awareness of the various educational options ahead of the 2014-2015 school year. {}Across the nation, those options include traditional public schools, public magnet schools, charter schools, private schools, online learning and home schooling."Alabama families know that when parents have the freedom to choose the best schools for their children, great things happen," says Andrew Campanella, president of National School Choice Week. "Student achievement increases, graduation rates rise, and children are better prepared for real life.""In just a few years," he adds, "Alabama has provided families with more access to school choices than ever before, but as we heard at last week's whistle-stop event in Birmingham, families want even greater choices and are looking forward to standing up and demanding those options."

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