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WHEREAS, modernizing, reforming, and strengthening Nevada's education system remains a critical strategic objective of state government, and was the overarching theme of the 78" Legislative Session of 2015, which resulted in the passage of historic and generational education reform measures that will enhance education opportunities for Nevada's students for decades to come; and

WHEREAS, every Nevada student deserves access to a high-quality education, and a key component of education reform in Nevada includes empowering families with the ability to make the best educational choices for their young learners; and

WHEREAS, the State of Nevada recognizes the essential role that an effective and accountable system of education plays in preparing students for success in the classroom and beyond, as well as the role that district schools, private schools, charter schools, and home-based instruction play in effective education delivery; and

WHEREAS, it is imperative for parents in Nevada to be able to explore and identify the best education options available to their children, and research demonstrates that providing children with a variety of education options improves academic performance; and

WHEREAS,multiple pieces of legislation improving Nevada's education system were passed and signed into law in 2015, including landmark measures which expanded school choice by providing scholarships to families who would otherwise have had limited access to education opportunities; and  

WHEREAS, the State of Nevada proudly joins states and communities nationwide participating in School Choice Week, a national celebration involving millions of students, parents, educators, schools, and community leaders, for the purpose of raising awareness of the importance of effective education options for students and families;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BRIAN SANDOVAL, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby proclaim  January 24th-30th, 2016 as



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