ANNAPOLIS, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--With many students home from school as Maryland digs out from Winter
Storm Jonas, now is a great opportunity for parents to explore school
choice for their children. National School Choice Week begins today in
Maryland and across the country. 273 events will be held to celebrate
School Choice Week in the Old Line State, weather permitting, and 16,140
events will be held nationwide.
The events in Maryland, 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 Lawrence Hogan and county leaders from Prince George’s County
have issued official proclamations recognizing January 24-30, 2016 as
“School Choice Week.”
“School Choice Week provides families in Maryland with the opportunity
to research and evaluate the K-12 school choices available for their
children in advance of 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 MARYLAND FAMILIES
According to National School Choice Week’s organizers, families in
Maryland can use the Week to look for K-12 schools for the 2016-2017
school year. Parents in the Old Line State can choose from the
following education options for their children: traditional public
schools, public charter schools, magnet schools, private schools, and
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.