California residents are getting ready to participate in the nation’s largest-ever celebration of opportunity in education, which begins in just weeks.
Californians are planning 1445 events to commemorate National School Choice Week, which runs from January 24 – 30, 2016. Nationwide, the Week will feature an unprecedented 15,500 events, planned by schools, organizations, homeschooling groups, chambers of commerce, and community leaders.
The events — which include open houses at schools, rallies, community celebrations, roundtable discussions, house parties, and more — are designed to raise awareness of the K-12 education options available to families. Nationwide, these options include traditional public schools, public charter schools, magnet schools, online academies, private schools, and homeschooling.
“California parents have a variety of K-12 educational choices for their children,” 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.”
For more information about National School Choice Week celebrations in the Golden State, or to discover the education options available to California families, visit www.schoolchoiceweek.com/parents.