As part of National School Choice Week, the Oklahoma City-based non-profit ChoiceMatters is hosting an Oklahoma Parent Power Summit & Education Expo on Thursday, January 30. The event will take place from 4-8 PM at St. Luke’s Christian Life Center in midtown Oklahoma City (251 NW 14th St, OKC OK 73103).
The event will include:
- A school expo, where parents can learn more about all of the educational options available to students, including public charter schools, private schools, virtual schools, scholarship programs, and other programs to give parents more power in their child’s education;
- A screening of the movie Miss Virginia, a groundbreaking film about the real-life story of Virginia Walden-Ford, who fought against tremendous odds to create opportunities for her son’s education;
- A student showcase and reception, featuring student performances from schools all over Oklahoma;
- A parent power panel, where attendees will hear parent stories and learn about parent-led initiatives throughout Oklahoma to create better educational opportunities for students; and
- School awards, recognizing some of Oklahoma’s top traditional and non-traditional schools.
This event is free and open to the public. More information and a detailed schedule can be found at Facebook.com/edchoicematters
More about ChoiceMatters:
ChoiceMatters is an Oklahoma City-based nonprofit that offers parents information, resources, and support to help them navigate Oklahoma’s pre-K through 12th grade educational offerings.
ChoiceMatters’ mission is to inform and organize parents so they can exercise their innate power to improve education for their children, schools and/or school systems. Its vision is that one day, every child will have access to a quality education that best fits their needs and allows them to reach their full potential regardless of where they are born or the income of their parents.
For more information on ChoiceMatters, go to edchoicematters.org.