Enrolled HCR 2: Designating January 24 - 30, 2016, as Alaska School Choice Week.

00Enrolled HCR 2 01 Designating January 24 - 30, 2016, as Alaska School Choice Week. 02 _______________ 03 BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA: 04 WHEREAS every student in the state should have access to an effective education; 05 and 06 WHEREAS citizens across the state agree that continuing to improve the quality of 07 education in the state is an issue of importance to our state's leaders; and 08 WHEREAS the state recognizes the critical role that an effective and accountable 09 system of education plays in preparing all children in the state to be successful adults; and 10 WHEREAS the state has a multitude of high quality traditional public schools, 11 optional public schools, public charter schools, and nonpublic schools, as well as families 12 who educate their children in the home; and 13 WHEREAS the state has many high quality, dedicated teaching professionals in all 14 types of educational environments; and 15 WHEREAS it is important for parents in the state to explore and identify the best 16 educational options available to their children; and 17 WHEREAS research demonstrates that providing children with multiple educational

01 options improves academic performance; and 02 WHEREAS National School Choice Week is a celebration recognized by millions of 03 students, parents, educators, schools, and community leaders across the country for the 04 purpose of raising public awareness of the importance of effective educational options for 05 children; 06 BE IT RESOLVED that the Alaska State Legislature designates January 24 - 30, 07 2016, as Alaska School Choice Week and calls this observance to the attention of all citizens 08 of the state.