For Immediate Release:  January 15, 2018

Parents Will Win $45,000 in Scholarship Prizes at 2018 Oklahoma School Choice Summit and Expo
Event Will Showcase Different Education Options Available to Families

OKLAHOMA CITY – Attendees at this year’s Oklahoma School Choice Summit and Expo can enter into a drawing to win one of three $15,000 scholarships offered by the Opportunity Scholarship Fund to be awarded at the event. Winners will be announced during the keynote program from 7 to 9 PM, which will feature remarks from national school choice proponent Roland Martin. The keynote portion of the event will also feature a panel discussion with Oklahoma legislators led by former Oklahoma lawmaker Jabar Shumate.

The event will take place on January 25 from 4PM to 9PM at OCU’s Meinders School of Business on 250 N. Blackwelder Ave in Oklahoma City. It is hosted by ChoiceMatters, a non-profit that provides parents free information, resources, and support to help them navigate their child’s pre-K through 12 education offerings.

Prior to the evening’s keynote program, conference attendees will have the opportunity to visit with representatives from dozens of local schools while enjoying free food and entertainment from 4PM-7PM. Also during that period, breakout sessions and panels will discuss a wide variety of topics, including “Edupreneurship” and the creation of new schools, charter school myth-busting, and affecting change in the education community.

ChoiceMatters Executive Director Robert Ruiz said the conference is an eye-opening experience for many parents and students.

“A lot of people think they have only one option for their child’s education: the local public school,” said Ruiz. “For some families, that is a great option. For others, a charter school or a private school may be a better match. We are here to show families that they have choices, and that there are a lot of resources out there to help parents find the right school for their kids. We encourage families to come to the summit and learn about those choices and resources. Whatever your income level is, whatever your child’s needs are, we are ready to help you find an educational experience where your children can learn in the best environment possible.”

Attendees are encouraged to RSVP either on the ChoiceMatters Facebook or through Eventbrite.

Save the Date! 

January 25: Oklahoma School Choice Summit and Expo
4 PM – 9 PM
Meinders School of Business
250 N. Blackwelder Ave
Oklahoma City, OK 73106

Parents and families visit with representatives from schools at the 2017 Oklahoma School Choice Summit and Expo.

About ChoiceMatters

The ChoiceMatters program is a parent organization established to educate and motivate parents on the educational choices available in Oklahoma for their children and serve as a resource to them.

We help families understand education choice alternatives and search for a great school that fits their child’s needs.