INDIANAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--National School Choice Week begins today in Indiana and across the
country. There are 466 events planned in the Hoosier State to raise
awareness about K-12 school choice, and 21,392 events nationwide.
The events in Indiana, 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
celebration January 25 at 5:30 p.m. at the Conrad Downtown Indianapolis.
The county of Huntington and cities of Jeffersonville, Martinsville,
Muncie, Osceola, Veedersburg, and Wayne Township have issued official
proclamations recognizing January 22-28, 2017 as “School Choice Week.”
National School Choice Week provides families in Indiana 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.
"Over the past decade, Indiana has dramatically expanded access to
effective K-12 education options for children and families," said Andrew
Campanella, president of National School Choice Week. "National School
Choice Week provides an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of these
choices and options, and it raises awareness of the importance of
protecting these opportunities for future generations.
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 INDIANA FAMILIES
According to National School Choice Week’s organizers, families in
Indiana can use the Week to look for K-12 schools for the 2017-2018
school year. Parents in the Hoosier 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 programs allowing qualifying children, in some cases, to
receive scholarships or tax credits 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 22-28, 2017. For more information, visit www.schoolchoiceweek.com.