SACRAMENTO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--National School Choice Week begins today in California and across the
country. There are 1750 events planned in the Golden State to raise
awareness about K-12 school choice, and 21,392 events nationwide. 29
counties and cities have officially proclaimed School Choice Week.
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. Highlighted events include a
large school choice fair January 28 at Nova Academy in Santa Ana.
The counties of Madera, Stanislaus, Riverside, Amador, El Dorado, Glenn,
San Diego, and San Luis Obispo and cities of Adelanto, Buena Park, Chino
Hills, Coachella, Concord, Covina, Dublin, Hanford, Hesperia, Manteca,
Monte Sereno, Newark, Oceanside, Palm Desert, Rancho Cordova, Redwood
City, San Ramon, Sandy Creek, Tracy, Victorville, and West Hollywood
have issued official proclamations recognizing January 22-28, 2017 as
“School Choice Week.”
National School Choice Week provides families in California with the
opportunity to research and evaluate the K-12 school choices available
for their children in advance of the 2017-2018 school year. The Week
also raises awareness of the importance of providing every child with
effective education options.
“I believe parents and the community benefit from school choice
options,” said Cecilia Iglesias of the California Policy Center.
“National School Choice Week brings awareness to the different school
choice models available to our families and it empowers parents to
exercise their right to choose the best quality public school option for
their children. When parents choose, students win.”
"National School Choice Week provides an opportunity for all
Californians to celebrate the education options available to children,
while raising awareness of the importance for even greater opportunity
in education," said Andrew Campanella, president of National School
Choice Week. "We are grateful that millions of Californians will
recognize National School Choice Week at a record-breaking 1,750 events
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 2017-2018
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 22-28, 2017. For more information, visit www.schoolchoiceweek.com.