Archbishop Ryan High Schol will be host to one of 32,000 planned events across the country dedicated to National School Choice Week.

Wednesday at 10 a.m. more than 1,000 students, parents, teachers, and community leaders will gather to “shine a positive spotlight” on education options. Supporters from private and charter schools will bring a coalition to Philadelphia.

The event was planned by Pennsylvania Catholic Conference and Pennsylvania Coalition of Public Charter Schools. Every Jan. the group brings attention to National School Choice Week.

The gathering is an independent public awareness effort to showcase different educational choices like traditional public schools, public charter schools, public magnet schools, online learning, private schools, and homeschooling.

Sean McAleer, Director of Education for the Catholic Conference, said Pennsylvania was chosen as a “signature state” this year. The national program provided extra fund resources to allow more school choice events throughout the state.

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