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AEF Schools Highlights Success of National School Choice Week

Feb 14 2013 12:00AM

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PLANTATION, FL -- (Marketwire) -- 02/14/13 -- At the end of this past January, families all across America united under National School Choice Week to bring about reform to allow parents to have choice in the education their children receive. Although many Americans may have benefited from public school environments -- typically decided by location alone -- alternative education has become an increasingly popular model. As an organization that strives to advance the minds of young students through various alternative education programs, AEF Schools believes that the recent success of National School Choice Week has brought about greater awareness on the concept that education is not always a "one-size-fits-all" solution.

According to a recent article from The Foundry, parents have been the main source of motivation behind National School Choice Week. From online education to charter schools, parents are beginning to realize that there are many options when it comes to their children's academic environment. While each approach may not prove beneficial for every student, National School Choice Week is founded on the idea that those who have the choice to explore alternative education are likely to experience greater personal development and academic success. The article reveals that this idea has become so popular that "there [were] 3,600 events across America to celebrate National School Choice Week, with two-thirds of America's governors proclaiming 'School Choice Week' in their states."

In response to the widespread attention this cause has garnered, AEF Schools comments in a recent press statement, "It is so encouraging to see that parents across the nation are joining up to tackle education from a new angle -- to not limit the options of students, but to expand them. It is truly inspiring to see that so many adults are working towards paving the way for brighter minds in future generations."

AEF Schools, based in Florida, provides a wealth of alternative education programs to address the academic requirements of students who experience a wide range of challenges when it comes to how they respond to the traditional school setting. For example, the organization has tailored comprehensive approaches to assist those who suffer from various learning disabilities and has made a solid effort to prevent the increase of dropout rates through its AEF Dropout Prevention Program.

While many of the activists behind National School Choice Week still feel that there is a lot of progress to be made after this year's event, AEF Schools celebrates the fact that the issue is more out in the open. AEF Schools concludes in its press statement, "National School Choice Week is an amazing event that truly celebrates the diversity of minds that today's students present. We believe that the more governments, parents and students embrace alternative education, the more likely it is that educational problems in America will diminish. Although the official event only takes place a week out of the year, we encourage all Americans to explore these options in order to create an on-going dialogue."

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AEF Schools, established and managed by the Alternative Education Foundation, are focused on providing students with a learning environment that offers a higher degree of individual attention. The Alternative Education Foundation manages multiple educational facilities, tutoring services, schools, camps, and parent support groups. Through AEF Schools, the organization strives to provide students with smaller class sizes and a strong educational community. In addition to a more tailored learning environment, AEF Schools strive to forge relationships between teachers, parents, and students. As such, they are able to enhance the support that students receive in their educational endeavors.



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