ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--National School Choice Week begins today in Minnesota and across the
country. There are 364 events planned in the North Star State to raise
awareness about K-12 school choice, and 21,392 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. Highlighted events include a
large rally January 24 at 8 a.m. at the Minnesota State Capitol.
The counties of Hubbard and Douglas and cities of Coleraine, Crosslake,
Ely, Long Prairie, New Ulm, North Mankato, and Wadena have issued
official proclamations recognizing January 22-28, 2017 as “School Choice
National School Choice Week provides families in Minnesota 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.
"As the birthplace of public charter schools in America, and as a
pioneer in providing education options for families, Minnesota has a lot
to celebrate during National School Choice Week," said Andrew
Campanella, president of National School Choice Week.
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 2017-2018
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 qualifying children, in some cases, to
receive 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.