ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--National School Choice Week begins today in Minnesota and across the
country. There are 289 events planned in the North Star State to raise
awareness about K-12 school choice, and 16,140 events nationwide.
The events in Minnesota, 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.
The mayors of Echo and Woodbury have issued official proclamations
recognizing January 24-30, 2016 as “School Choice Week.”
“Minnesota was one of the first states to provide parents with greater
school choice options - and the state continues to offer a diverse array
of K-12 educational choices,” 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 in time for the 2016-2017
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 MINNESOTA FAMILIES
According to National School Choice Week’s organizers, families in
Minnesota can use the Week to look for K-12 schools for the 2016-2017
school year. Parents in the North Star 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 parents to deduct private school tuition
from their state income taxes.
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.