THIS WEEK: 104 Events and Activities in Montana to Raise Awareness About School Choice

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

HELENA, Mont.--()--School Choice Week began in Montana 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 104 events and activities across the Treasure State, including open house events at schools, school fairs, homeschool information sessions, and other celebrations.

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 Montana’s 225,000 children. For example, families in Montana 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. The state offers a private school choice program.

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 Montana 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 Montana, or to learn more about featured events in the Treasure State, visit https://schoolchoiceweek.com/states/Montana.

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