AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--National School Choice Week begins today in Texas and across the
country. There are 1,204 events planned in the The Lone Star State to
raise awareness about K-12 school choice, and 16,140 events nationwide.
The events in Texas, 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. On Friday, January 29, more than two thousand
supporters will rally at the capitol for school choice.
Governor Greg Abbott, the mayors of Allen, Amarillo, Arlington, Denton,
Irving, Killeen, League City, Lewisville, Midland, Pharr, Richardson,
and Wichita Falls, and county leaders from Fort Bend and Smith counties
have issued official proclamations recognizing January 24-30, 2016 as
“School Choice Week.”
“School choice continues to be an important issue for Texas families and
Texas leaders,” said Andrew R. Campanella, president of National School
Choice Week. “National School Choice Week will shine a positive
spotlight on the education options available to children and families in
the Lone Star State, while also raising awarenes of the importance of
providing even more families with educational opportunity.”
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 TEXAS FAMILIES
According to National School Choice Week’s organizers, families in
Texas can use the Week to look for K-12 schools for the 2016-2017
school year. Parents in the Lone Star 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.
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.