Missouri residents are getting ready to participate in the nation's largest-ever celebration of opportunity in education, which begins in just weeks.
Missourians are planning 260 events to commemorate National School Choice Week, which runs from January 24 - 30, 2016. Nationwide, the Week will feature an unprecedented 15,500 events, planned by schools, organizations, homeschooling groups, chambers of commerce, and community leaders.
The events -- which include open houses at schools, rallies, community celebrations, roundtable discussions, house parties, and more -- are designed to raise awareness of the K-12 education options available to families. Nationwide, these options include traditional public schools, public charter schools, magnet schools, online academies, private schools, and homeschooling.
“School Choice Week provides families in Missouri with the opportunity to research and evaluate the K-12 school choices available for their children ,” 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.”
For more information about National School Choice Week celebrations in the Show Me State, or to discover the education options available to Missouri families, visit www.schoolchoiceweek.com/parents.
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