School Choice Week rally held Monday

Posted at: 01/28/2013 2:36 AM
Updated at: 01/28/2013 12:44 PM

School leaders working to make sure all children have a chance to get a quality education -- that's the goal of National School Choice Week which kicked off Monday.

In Rochester, City Council President Lovely Warren hosted an event at True North Rochester Prep Elementary. She read a proclamation outlining the achievements of charter schools in Rochester.

News10NBC asked the principal there what students and parents can expect at a charter school. Principal Jamie Brillante said, “Any scholar in the city is welcome to attend. They have to commit to a longer school day and year and the rigorous expectations of school. We welcome them and can't wait for them to join us.”

New York State is working increase the number of charter schools to 460 by next year.