NewsNational School Choice Week
You are invited to a special screening of “The Ticket: Stories of School Choice and Quality Education” by filmmaker and school choice advocate Bob Bowdon. Following the 30 minute film, you’ll be invited to participate in a Discussion of Educational Choice in the Land of Enchantment which will be led by Paul Gessing of the Rio Grande Foundation and will include former New Mexico Senator and school choice leader Mark Boitano and Daniel Ulibarri, head of Educate New Mexico.
The event is being held as part of nationwide National School Choice Week celebrations from January 26th to February 1st of this year.We are hoping to have an interactive discussion of the wide variety of school choice options and where New Mexico stands with respect to each option. These might include great public schools, public charter schools, magnet schools, private schools, digital/online learning and homeschooling. So, bring your questions!
Co-sponsors of this year’s event are the Rio Grande Foundation and Educate New Mexico.
National School Choice Week’s Albuquerque Event:
Wednesday, January 29th – 6:00 to 7:30pm
St. Pius X High School
5301 St Joseph’s Dr. NW
Albuquerque, NM 87120
There is no cost to attend this event. Snacks and sodas will be provided. An RSVP would be appreciated via the online registration form available here.We look forward to celebrating with you!
WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 13, 2013)—The American Federation for Children, the nation’s voice for educational choice, today praised Florida Senator Marco Rubio for introducing federal legislation that will help thousands of children from low-income families access a quality education. Read more…
WASHINGTON, D.C. (January 30, 2013)—Former WNBA star Lisa Leslie and former NBA star Jalen Rose have pledged their support for educational choice and will appear at a host of events in conjunction with National School Choice Week, taking place this week at thousands of locations all across the country. Read more
Maggie Gyllenhaal and Viola Davis play two determined mothers, one a teacher, who will stop at nothing to transform their children’s failing inner city school. Facing a powerful and entrenched bureaucracy, they risk everything to make a difference in the education and future of their children.
The film is inspired by the work of dedicated parents, teachers and advocates across the country. For FREE tickets and movie trailer click here: http://www.danielsfund.org/WBD/
In celebration of the successful effort to provide underprivileged New Mexico families with scholarships for their children, Educate New Mexico held a “Dance Night” on Saturday, September 15th, from 6 to 8 pm at The Hiland Theater in Albuquerque, NM.
The evening featured performances and instruction by Enchantment Dancing, Inc. There were hors d’oeuvres, desserts and a silent auction. Ms. New Mexico 2012 also gave a performance! Check out the ENM Facebook page for more pics!