Millions of Californians to Raise Awareness of School Choice At 1,750 Events Across Golden State
National School Choice Week began Monday in California and across the country. There are 1750 events planned in the Golden State to raise awareness about K-12 school choice, and 21,392 events nationwide. 29 counties and cities have officially proclaimed School Choice Week.
The events in California, 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 school choice fair January 28 at Nova Academy in Santa Ana.
The counties of Madera, Stanislaus, Riverside, Amador, El Dorado, Glenn, San Diego, and San Luis Obispo and cities of Adelanto, Buena Park, Chino Hills, Coachella, Concord, Covina, Dublin, Hanford, Hesperia, Manteca, Monte Sereno, Newark, Oceanside, Palm Desert, Rancho Cordova, Redwood City, San Ramon, Sandy Creek, Tracy, Victorville, and West Hollywood have issued official proclamations recognizing January 22-28, 2017 as “School Choice Week.”
National School Choice Week provides families in California 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.
“I believe parents and the community benefit from school choice options,” said Cecilia Iglesias of the California Policy Center. “National School Choice Week brings awareness to the different school choice models available to our families and it empowers parents to exercise their right to choose the best quality public school option for their children. When parents choose, students win.”
"National School Choice Week provides an opportunity for all Californians to celebrate the education options available to children, while raising awareness of the importance for even greater opportunity in education," said Andrew Campanella, president of National School Choice Week. "We are grateful that millions of Californians will recognize National School Choice Week at a record-breaking 1,750 events statewide."
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 CALIFORNIA FAMILIES
- According to National School Choice Week’s organizers, families in California can use the Week to look for K-12 schools for the 2017-2018 school year. Parents in the Golden 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 22-28, 2017. For more information, visit www.schoolchoiceweek.com.