CONCORD, N.H.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--National School Choice Week begins today in New Hampshire and across the
country. There are 90 events planned in the Granite State to raise
awareness about K-12 school choice, and 16,140 events nationwide.
The events in New Hampshire, 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 mayor of Concord has issued an official proclamation recognizing
January 24-30, 2016 as “School Choice Week.”
“In the last several years, New Hampshire has taken important steps
towards enhancing educational opportunity for families. National School
Choice Week provides families in New Hampshire with the opportunity to
research and evaluate the K-12 school choices available for their
children in time for 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 NEW HAMPSHIRE FAMILIES
According to National School Choice Week’s organizers, families in New
Hampshire can use the Week to look for K-12 schools for the 2016-2017
school year. Parents in the Granite 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 24-30, 2016. For more information, visit www.schoolchoiceweek.com.