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Hundreds turned out yesterday at  Tyler Classical Academy, a ResponsiveEd public charter school, for its National School Choice Week (NSCW) celebration. Guest speakers, including Tyler City Councilmember Bob Westbrook, addressed the crowd about the importance of giving options to parents when considering where and how their children receive an education.

“It’s so wonderful to see community support for schools of choice. Thank you to Mr. Westbrook, our staff, students, and the parents who make schools like ours a success,” said Tyler Classical Academy Campus Director Paula Biddle. “Public charter schools across the nation are celebrating the growth of school choice this week and it’s an honor for us to be a part of that effort.”

In addition to guest speakers, the festivities included a student council donation to The Salvation Army for more than $800, food provided by Chick-fil-A, games, giveaways and a special performance by The Morris Brothers emphasizing positive choices and good character.

Started in 2011, NSCW has grown into the world’s largest celebration of opportunity in education. January 21 – 27 is National School Choice Week 2018 and supporters don yellow scarves to commemorate the occasion. More than 273,000 students attend the 200 public charter schools across Texas with more than 140,000 on waiting lists.

ResponsiveEd® is a non-profit corporation that operates more than 70 tuition-free public schools throughout Texas and Arkansas, including Premier High Schools℠, ResponsiveEd Classical Academies, Founders Classical Academies®, Quest Academies, iSchool High®, and iSchool Virtual Academy. ResponsiveEd’s mission is to provide hope to students through innovative, character-based,  personalized learning environments. To learn more, visit

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