School Choice Week January 20, 2019 WHEREAS, all children in Alaska should have access to the highest-quality education possible; and WHEREAS, the State of Alaska recognizes the important role that effective education plays in preparing children to be productive, successful adults. Educational opportunities are critical to our state’s economic future; and WHEREAS, Alaska’s geographic challenges demand that, as a state, we exercise creativity in providing a multitude of excellent educational options for parents to choose from. Offering educational variety creates ways to diversify and enhance the vibrancy of our communities; and WHEREAS, Alaska is home to high-quality teaching professionals that offer traditional and creative educational opportunities because they are committed to educating our children. Today’s students are tomorrows leaders; and WHEREAS, School Choice Week is celebrated annually across the nation to raise awareness of the need for effective educational options and encourage support for family access to educational choices. NOW THEREFORE, I, Michael J. Dunleavy, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF ALASKA, do hereby proclaim January 20-26, 2019 as: School Choice Week in Alaska, and encourage all Alaskans to support and foster the many different forms of education available to our children.