California Celebrates School Choice Week


Jan. 24 – Jan. 30, 2016

National School Choice Week kicked off this Monday in California and this year there is a record number of 16,140 events scheduled nationwide for the celebration taking place Jan. 24 to Jan 30. Organizers say this could be the largest celebration of diverse education opportunities in US history.

During this week, California parents can attend the 1,511 events planned to raise awareness about the different types of schooling offered for students in the K-12 grades. The independently funded and planned events include information sessions, open houses, policy discussions and movie screenings put together by community organizers to help families choose schools in the best interest of their children. Families in California can use these resources to look into schools for the 2016-2017 school year, said National School Choice Week’s organizers. The Schools-of-Choice program also allows parents in certain parts of the state to enroll their kids in a different school district. These educational opportunities include traditional public schools, public charter schools, magnet schools, online academies, private schools and homeschooling.

The president of National School Choice Week, Andrew R. Campanella says, “National School Choice Week will shine a positive spotlight on these options so that parents can learn about the opportunities available to their kids, while also giving Californians a platform to raise awareness of the need for even greater education options for children.”

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