OLYMPIA, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--National School Choice Week begins today in Washington and across the
country. There are 151 events planned in the Evergreen State to raise
awareness about K-12 school choice, and 16,140 events nationwide.
The events in Washington, 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 mayors of Kent, Tacoma, and Vancouver have issued official
proclamations recognizing January 24-30, 2016 as “School Choice Week.”
“School choice is an issue that remains very important to Washington
families,” said Andrew R. Campanella, president of National School
Choice Week. “National School Choice Week will shine a positive
spotlight on the options available to children and families in
Washington, while raising awareness of the importance of protecting the
choices available to families and expanding educational opportunity to
even more children.”
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 WASHINGTON FAMILIES
According to National School Choice Week’s organizers, families in
Washington can use the Week to look for K-12 schools for the 2016-2017
school year. Parents in the Evergreen 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.
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.