|[January 09, 2013]
Buffalo to Host Landmark Event During Cross-Country, Whistle-Stop Train Tour for School Choice
BUFFALO, N.Y. --(Business Wire)--
Retracing the same route that President Abraham Lincoln used to travel
by train to his Inauguration in January of 1861, the nation's first-ever
whistle-stop train tour for school choice is set to make four key stops
in New York State on Friday, Feb. 1, and Saturday, Feb. 2 (www.schoolchoiceweek.com/train).
"Buffalo families concerned about their educational options are
valiantly leading in the fight for school choice in Western New York,"
said Andrew Campanella, president of National School Choice Week. "This
event is both by and for the parents, students, educators and community
leaders who demand not just great educational choices, not just many
educational choices, but the right educational choices for each
of Buffalo's children."
Campanella will speak at the event, along with Buffalo Bishop Richard J.
Malone, New York Sen. Mark Grisanti, R-Buffalo, and Sam Radford,
president of the Buffalo District Parent Coordinating Concil.
This is the third annual National School Choice Week. Planned by a
diverse, bipartisan coalition of citizens and organizations, National
School Choice Week 2013 runs from Jan. 27 through Feb. 2 and will
feature more than 3,500 events spanning all 50 states.
The National School Choice Week 'Special' is scheduled to travel through
the following cities, each of which will host whistle-stop-themed events
with parents, students and dynamic speakers:
Los Angeles, CA (News - Alert) (Friday, Jan. 25)
Albuquerque, NM (Saturday, Jan. 26)
Topeka, KS (Monday, Jan. 28)
Kansas City, MO (Monday, Jan. 28)
Chicago, IL (Tuesday, Jan. 29)
Milwaukee, WI (Wednesday, Jan. 30)
South Bend, IN (Wednesday, Jan. 30)
Toledo, OH (Thursday, Jan. 31)
Cleveland, OH (Thursday, Jan. 31)
Erie, PA (Thursday, Jan. 31)
Buffalo, NY (Friday, Feb. 1)
Rochester, NY (Friday, Feb. 1)
Albany, NY (Friday, Feb. 1)
New York, NY (Saturday, Feb. 2)
National School Choice Week is planning the event in cooperation with
Buffalo ReformEd, the Diocese of Buffalo, Education Choice Alliance of
Western New York, the New York State Catholic Conference, the New York
State Coalition of Independent and Religious Schools and The Parent
Track the tour's progress, and check out exclusive photos and videos,
online at www.schoolchoiceweek.com/train.
Follow the tour on Twitter (News - Alert) at @SCWSpecial, and Tweet about the tour with
the hashtags #SCW and #whistlestop.
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