Springdale festival highlights school options in Northwest Arkansas

Posted: January 21, 2018 at 1 a.m.

Rachel Carpenter (left), a music teacher at Arkansas Arts Academy in Rogers, shares information Saturday about the school at the annual Northwest Arkansas School Choice Festival. Representatives from dozens of public and private schools offered information about the varied education opportunities in Northwest Arkansas at the event held at The Jones Center in Springdale. The group, NWA School Choice, put on the event. Music, crafts and prize drawings were part of the festivities.

SPRINGDALE -- Laura Cole attended the Northwest Arkansas School Choice Festival on Saturday to survey the educational options for her two children, ages 7 and 9.

School Choice Week

Today marks the start of National School Choice Week. The goal of National School Choice Week is to raise awareness about the K-12 education options available to children and families while highlighting the benefits of school choice.

Source: Staff report

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