COLUMBUS, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)--National School Choice Week begins today in Ohio and across the country.
There are 719 events planned in the Buckeye State to raise awareness
about K-12 school choice, and 16,140 events nationwide.
The events in Ohio, 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.
Governor John Kasich, the mayors of Cleveland, Dayton, and Mansfield,
and county leaders from Hamilton and Mahoning counties have issued
official proclamations recognizing January 24-30, 2016 as “School Choice
“Ohio was one of the first states in America to provide parents with a
robust array of education options for kids, and the Buckeye State
continues to offer a diverse variety of K-12 education choices for
children and families,” 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.”
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 OHIO FAMILIES
According to National School Choice Week’s organizers, families in
Ohio can use the Week to look for K-12 schools for the 2016-2017
school year. Parents in the Buckeye 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.