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WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator John Boozman joined Springdale Don Tyson School of Innovation students and staff to discuss the importance of school choice during National School Choice Week.

The students talked with Boozman in the nation’s capital via Skype, an online video chat service. 

“The Springdale School District is humbled and honored to be selected by Senator Boozman to feature the Don Tyson School of Innovation during National School Choice week. The Don Tyson School of Innovation offers students unique access to becoming the facilitators of their personal learning experience. The learning model allows for students to experience learning in a practical and applicable way that encourages exploration while developing executive skills for their career,” Dr. Megan Slocum, Springdale School District Associate Superintendent said.

“I appreciate the discussion with students and educators on the importance of opportunities like the Don Tyson School of Innovation. Education decisions need to be made by parents, teachers and community leaders at the state and local level – not Washington. We have made great progress in Arkansas where parents have additional educational opportunities beyond their designated school district. I’m proud to support school choice policies,” Boozman said.

Boozman is a cosponsor of a Senate resolution supporting National School Choice Week. He spent time answering questions from the ninth and tenth grade students including this question about how to encourage school choice.

The Don Tyson School of Innovation is a charter school that promotes a STEM-rich curriculum. The school opened in 2014.