SALT LAKE CITY--(BUSINESS WIRE)--National School Choice Week begins today in Utah and across the country.
There are 118 events planned in the Beehive State to raise awareness
about K-12 school choice, and 16,140 events nationwide.
The events in Utah, 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 Gary Herbert, the mayor of Uintah, and county leaders from
Cache and Wasatch counties have issued official proclamations
recognizing January 24-30, 2016 as “School Choice Week.”
“Utah offers a wide 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 UTAH FAMILIES
According to National School Choice Week’s organizers, families in
Utah can use the Week to look for K-12 schools for the 2016-2017
school year. Parents in the Beehive 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. The state also has open enrollment
policies that 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.