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Gov. Ricketts Celebrates School Choice Week

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Gov. Ricketts, State Senators, and students from St. Mary’s Catholic School in Lincoln at the State Capitol for School Choice Week.


LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts signed a proclamation highlighting School Choice Week at a rally with students in the Warner Chamber at the State Capitol.  Following the rally, the Governor hosted a press conference with Senator Lou Ann Linehan of Elkhorn, the Nebraska Catholic Conference, and other groups supporting school choice.


“School Choice Week is a great opportunity to highlight the work we have to do to give more students and families more opportunities to get the education they need to achieve their dreams,” said Governor Ricketts.  “This year, we are working to create Opportunity Scholarships for K-12 students and establish the Nebraska Talent Scholarships program for college students.  Initiatives like these will give students more choice in pursuing education in their preferred setting to help them achieve great things.”


Learn more about the Governor’s proposed Nebraska Talent Scholarships by clicking here.


School Choice Week is celebrated nationally January 20-26, 2019.  More information about National School Choice Week can be found here.