WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--In just two months, the largest celebration of school choice in U.S. history, National School Choice Week 2017, will officially begin.
The week kicks off on Sunday, January 22, and will feature more than 17,500 events planned across all 50 states. Events include everything from student dance performances to citywide school fairs to large rallies on state house steps – and more!
Participants include 13,500 schools, 2,100 homeschool groups, and 1,200 local chambers of commerce. In addition, coalitions of school choice supporters are planning large-scale rallies and celebrations in more than 25 cities across the country.
National School Choice Week shines a positive spotlight on effective education options for children, including traditional public schools, public charter schools, magnet schools, private schools, online learning, and homeschooling. The week started in 2011 with 150 events across the country and has grown exponentially in the years since.
“Every year more and more schools, organizations, and individuals are jumping at the chance to shine a positive spotlight on school choice during the last week of January,” said Andrew Campanella, president of National School Choice Week. “We invite everyone to get involved and have their voices heard.”
In addition to raising awareness about the benefits of school choice, the week also serves as a starting point for parents who want to research education options for their children. More people search Google for the term “school choice” during National School Choice Week than at any other time of year. In 2016, 153 million people learned about National School Choice Week via 7,500 positive news stories.