HONOLULU--(BUSINESS WIRE)--National School Choice Week begins today in Hawaii and across the
country. There are 67 events planned in the Aloha State to raise
awareness about K-12 school choice, and 16,140 events nationwide.
The events in Hawai’i, 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.
Governor David Ige and county leaders from Hawaii and Hilo counties have
issued official proclamations recognizing January 24-30, 2016 as “School
“School Choice Week provides families in with the opportunity to
research and evaluate the K-12 school choices available for their
children in time for the 2016-2017 school year,” said Andrew R.
Campanella, president of National School Choice Week. “The Week also
raises awareness of the importance of providing every child with
effective education options.”
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 HAWAII FAMILIES
According to National School Choice Week’s organizers, families in
Hawaii can use the Week to look for K-12 schools for the 2016-2017
school year. Parents in the Aloha 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.