HONOLULU--(BUSINESS WIRE)--National School Choice Week begins today in Hawaii and across the
country. There are 79 events planned in the Aloha State to raise
awareness about K-12 school choice, and 21,392 events nationwide.
The events in Hawaii, 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 celebration of
school choice January 24 at the Hawai'i State Capitol.
The city of Maui has issued an official proclamation recognizing January
22-28, 2017 as “School Choice Week.”
National School Choice Week provides families in Hawaii 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.
"National School Choice Week is an opportunity to celebrate the
education options available to Hawaii families, while shining a bright
spotlight on the importance of providing even greater options for
children," said Andrew Campanella, president of National School Choice
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 2017-2018
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 22-28, 2017. For more information, visit www.schoolchoiceweek.com.