COLUMBUS, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)--National School Choice Week begins today in Ohio and across the country.
There are 973 events planned in the Buckeye State to raise awareness
about K-12 school choice, and 21,392 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. Highlighted events include a large family fun night
January 26 at 6 p.m. at North Dayton School of Discovery.
The counties of Williams, Stark, Guernsey, and Cuyahoga; cities of
Amherst, Beachwood, Belpre, Brown Township, Caldwell, Cheviot,
Cleveland, Eaton, Grafton, Groveport, Hamilton Township, Jefferson
Township, Kattering, Kenton, Lancaster, Liberty, Louisville, Macedonia,
Madison, Mansfield, Piqua, Reynoldburg, Springboro, Struthers, Tiffin,
Tipp City, and Willoughby Hills; and Governor John Kasich have issued
official proclamations recognizing January 22-28, 2017 as “School Choice
National School Choice Week provides families in Ohio 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.
"Students, parents, teachers, and community leaders in Ohio have a lot
to celebrate during National School Choice Week," said Andrew
Campanella, president of National School Choice Week. "Ohio has long
been a pioneer in providing a diversity of K-12 education options for
children and families."
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 2017-2018
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 22-28, 2017. For more information, visit www.schoolchoiceweek.com.