Monday, January 19, 2015

Lawton families to discuss homeschooling

Here's the text of news release provided today by the folks at National School Choice Week:

Homeschooling families from across the Lawton area will gather to provide more information to parents about their educational choices available for their children on Thursday, January 29, 2015, organizers announced today. This event is timed to coincide with National School Choice Week 2015.

Families will gather at the Lawton Public Library from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. After the meeting and discussion, parents will be able to visit open houses of homeschool co-ops and classes.

The event will include a discussion of Oklahoma homeschooling laws; national, state, and local resources; learning styles and homeschooling methods; and curriculum, sports, and socialization.

"We look forward to connecting Lawton families with the best resources possible for their homeschooling education," said Kirsten Belh, homeschooling leader. "We look forward to celebrating the freedom for families to choose how to educate their children and the resources our community can offer any family that chooses homeschooling."

The event is jointly sponsored by Classical Conversations of Lawton, Lawton Christian Home Educators, and Lawton/Fort Sill Homeschool Association.

National School Choice Week (January 25 – 31, 2015) will be America's largest-ever celebration of opportunity in education. Featuring more than 11,000 independently organized events across all 50 states, the Week shines a positive spotlight on effective education options for children. National School Choice Week is independent, nonpolitical, and nonpartisan, and embraces all types of educational choice – from traditional public schools to public charter schools, magnet schools, online learning, private schools, and homeschooling.

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