JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--School Choice Week starts today in Missouri and across America. Throughout the Week, which runs until January 31, there will be 139 school choice events across the Show-Me State.
The events are part of National School Choice Week, which will feature 11,082 events across America – the largest celebration of educational opportunity in US history.
School Choice Week events in Missouri include open houses, information sessions, policy roundtable discussions and more – planned by schools, organizations, homeschool groups and individuals. The goal of the events is to inform parents about the K-12 education options available for their children, while raising awareness of the benefits providing families with a variety of different options for their children’s education.
Missouri cities with the most events include St. Louis (48), Kansas City (13), Springfield (9), and Columbia (6). To help raise additional awareness, the mayors of Kansas City, St. Charles, and Saint Louis have issued proclamations officially recognizing Jan. 25-31, 2015 as School Choice Week in their cities.
“Parents in Missouri have choices when it comes to where to send their children to school, and National School Choice Week provides an opportunity for families to look into the options available to them, and, if they feel they want greater opportunities -- to have their voices heard.” – Andrew R. Campanella, president, National School Choice Week
SCHOOL CHOICE OPTIONS FOR PARENTS IN MISSOURI
Parents across Missouri have a variety of K-12 education options for their children. Families in the Show-Me State can choose from the following education options for their children: traditional public schools, public charter schools, magnet schools, private schools, and homeschooling. The state has also enacted laws making it easier for children to attend traditional public schools outside of their zoned districts, policies known as open enrollment.
ABOUT NATIONAL SCHOOL CHOICE WEEK
Held every January, National School Choice Week shines a positive spotlight on effective education options for children, including traditional public schools, public charter schools, magnet schools, online academies, private schools, and homeschooling. For more information, visit www.schoolchoiceweek.com or www.facebook.com/schoolchoiceweek. #SchoolChoice and #SCW on @schoolchoicewk