HARRISBURG, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--With many students home from school as Pennsylvania digs out from Winter
Storm Jonas, now is a great opportunity for parents to explore school
choice options for their children. National School Choice Week begins
today in Pennsylvania and across the country. 742 events will be held to
celebrate School Choice Week in the Keystone State, weather permitting,
and 16,140 events will be held nationwide.
The events in Pennsylvania, 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 Bethlehem and county leaders from Bucks, Carbon, LeHigh,
Somerset, Warren, and Washington counties have issued official
proclamations recognizing January 24-30, 2016 as “School Choice Week.”
“School Choice Week provides families in Pennsylvania with the
opportunity to research and evaluate the K-12 school choices available
for their children in advance of 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 PENNSYLVANIA FAMILIES
According to National School Choice Week’s organizers, families in
Pennsylvania can use the Week to look for K-12 schools for the
2016-2017 school year. Parents in the Keystone 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.