THIS WEEK: 212 Events and Activities in Nebraska to Raise Awareness About School Choice

Cornhusker State Parents Encouraged to Look Into Education Options for Children During National School Choice Week

Governor Pete Ricketts Issues Proclamation Recognizing Jan. 21-27 as Nebraska School Choice Week

LINCOLN, Neb.--()--School Choice Week began in Nebraska and across America this Sunday, with the goal of raising awareness about the options that parents have for their children's education.

The Week will feature 212 events and activities across the Cornhusker State, including open house events at schools, school fairs, homeschool information sessions, and other celebrations. In addition, a rally is planned on Thursday, January 25 in the State Capitol Rotunda.

Nationwide, 32,240 events and activities are being organized to raise awareness during National School Choice Week (Jan. 21-27, 2018), and nearly 7 million Americans are expected to participate. It will be the largest series of education-related events and activities in U.S. history.

The Week brings attention to the different education environments that are available for Nebraska’s 467,000 children. For example, families in Nebraska can choose from traditional public schools, public magnet schools, private schools, and homeschooling. The state's public school open enrollment policy is one of the nation's broadest and most accommodating

Governor Pete Ricketts issued an official proclamation recognizing Jan. 21-27 as Nebraska School Choice Week. In addition, the county of Platte and the cities of Fremont and Valley have issued proclamations recognizing School Choice Week in their community.

Celebrated since 2011, National School Choice Week is an independent public awareness effort. The Week is nonpartisan and nonpolitical, and it is not related to any legislative advocacy campaign.

“We are grateful to the students, parents, teachers, school principals, homeschool group organizers, and community leaders who are working to raise unprecedented awareness about educational opportunity in Nebraska during National School Choice Week,” said Andrew Campanella, president of National School Choice Week. “We encourage parents to use this week to evaluate the K-12 education options available for their children.”

To download a guide to school choice in Nebraska, or to learn more about featured events in the Cornhusker State, visit https://schoolchoiceweek.com/states/Nebraska.

For information on events planned near you, please send us an email with information about your coverage area to pressoffice@schoolchoiceweek.com.

National School Choice Week is an independent public awareness effort designed to shine a spotlight on effective education options for children. National School Choice Week celebrates all types of school options, including traditional public schools, public charter schools, public magnet schools, private schools, online academies, and homeschooling. Learn more at www.schoolchoiceweek.com or highlight school choice on social media using hashtag #schoolchoice.

Contacts

National School Choice Week
Mary C. Tillotson, 202-480-2927 ext. 824
Press Secretary
pressoffice@schoolchoiceweek.com

Contacts

National School Choice Week
Mary C. Tillotson, 202-480-2927 ext. 824
Press Secretary
pressoffice@schoolchoiceweek.com