SACRAMENTO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--National School Choice Week begins today in California and across the
country. There are 1,511 events planned in the Golden State to raise
awareness about K-12 school choice, and 16,140 events nationwide.
The events in California, which are independently planned and
independently funded, include everything from information sessions and
open houses at schools to rallies, policy discussions, and movie
screenings organized by community groups. On Monday, January 25,
hundreds of supporters will rally for school choice at the capitol.
The mayors of Costa Mesa, El Cajon, Fullerton, Garden Grove, Hesperia,
Indio, Laguna Niguel, Manteca, Milpitas, Mission Viejo, Moreno Valley,
Oceanside, Redondo Beach, Roseville, Sacramento, San Ramon, Santa Clara,
Santa Rosa, Temecula, Thousand Oaks, Tracy, Upland, Vacaville, Vallejo,
and Victorville, along with county leaders from Amador, Los Angeles,
Modoc, Placer, Rockland, Sacramento, Sonoma, and Stanislaus counties
have issued official proclamations recognizing January 24-30, 2016 as
“School Choice Week.”
“California parents have a variety of K-12 educational choices for their
children,” said Andrew R. Campanella, president of National School
Choice Week. “National School Choice Week will shine a positive
spotlight on these options so that more parents can learn about the
opportunities available to their kids, while also giving Californians a
platform to raise awareness of the need for even greater education
options for children.”
With a goal of raising public awareness of effective education options
for children, National School Choice Week will be the largest
celebration of education options in US history.
SCHOOL CHOICE OPTIONS AVAILABLE FOR CALIFORNIA FAMILIES
According to National School Choice Week’s organizers, families in
California can use the Week to look for K-12 schools for the 2016-2017
school year. Parents in the Golden State can choose from the following
education options for their children: traditional public schools,
public charter schools, magnet schools, online academies, private
schools, and homeschooling. In some parts of the state, open
enrollment policies allow parents to select the best traditional
public school, regardless of where the school is located.
ABOUT NATIONAL SCHOOL CHOICE WEEK
National School Choice Week is an independent public awareness effort
spotlighting effective education options for children, including
traditional public schools, public charter schools, magnet schools,
private schools, online learning, and homeschooling. The Week runs from
January 24-30, 2016. For more information, visit www.schoolchoiceweek.com.