CARSON CITY, Nev.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--National School Choice Week begins today in Nevada and across the
country. There are 164 events planned in the Silver State to raise
awareness about K-12 school choice, and 21,392 events nationwide.
The events in Nevada, 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 25
at 11 a.m. at the Nevada Capitol Arc Amphitheater.
The cities of Henderson, North Las Vegas, and Reno and Governor Sandoval
have issued official proclamations recognizing January 22-28, 2017 as
“School Choice Week.”
National School Choice Week provides families in Nevada 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.
“National School Choice Week is a great platform to connect people
across the state who are passionate about school choice,” said Michael
Schaus of the Nevada Policy Research Institute. “Through this
celebration, we hope to raise awareness about school choice and
demonstrate how important it is to Nevada families.”
“Over the last 10 years, educational opportunities for children and
families in Nevada have grown significantly,” said Andrew Campanella,
president of National School Choice Week. “This is something to
celebrate, and National School Choice Week will provide an unprecedented
opportunity to celebrate the hard work and cooperation that made these
choices a reality.”
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 NEVADA FAMILIES
According to National School Choice Week’s organizers, families in
Nevada can use the Week to look for K-12 schools for the 2017-2018
school year. Parents in the Silver 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 scholarships 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.