ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--National School Choice Week begins today in Georgia and across the
country. There are 419 events planned in the Peach State to raise
awareness about K-12 school choice, and 16,140 events nationwide.
The events in Georgia, 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 Wednesday, January 27, thousands will rally for
school choice at the capitol.
Governor Nathan Deal, the mayor of Columbus, and county leaders from
Cobb and Fulton counties have issued official proclamations recognizing
January 24-30, 2016 as “School Choice Week.”
“Georgia has gained a positive reputation for providing parents with
more K-12 education choices than most other states,” 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.”
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 GEORGIA FAMILIES
According to National School Choice Week’s organizers, families in
Georgia can use the Week to look for K-12 schools for the 2016-2017
school year. Parents in the Peach 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. The state
also has a program allowing qualifying children, in some cases, to
receive scholarships to attend private schools.
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.