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School Choice Week

Jan 22, 2023

WHEREAS, all children in Alaska should have access to the highest quality education possible; and

WHEREAS, the State of Alaska recognizes that educational opportunities are critical to our state’s future because effective education is a key component in preparing children to be successful adults; and

WHEREAS, we must exercise creativity in providing a multitude of excellent educational options for parents to choose from due to our state’s unique geographical challenges because 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 progressive educational opportunities, and Alaskan teachers are committed to educating our children because today’s students are tomorrow’s leaders; and

WHEREAS, Alaska has been challenged with providing alternative processes for education that requires additional planning, creativity, and the Alaskan spirit of perseverance to ensure that students are provided with the education they deserve and the support they need to stay on track in their educational careers; and

WHEREAS, School Choice Week is a national celebration recognized by millions of students, parents, educators, schools, and community leaders to raise public awareness of the need for effective educational options and to encourage support for further access to educational choices; and

NOW THEREFORE, I, Mike Dunleavy, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF ALASKA, do hereby proclaim January 22 – 28, 2023 as:

School Choice Week

in Alaska, and encourage all Alaskans to support and promote the many different forms of education available to our children and commend Alaska’s educators for their dedication to teaching our youth.