FRANKFORT, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--School Choice Week began in Kentucky 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 495 events and activities across the Bluegrass 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 at the State Capitol rear terrace.
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 Kentucky’s more than 1 million children. For example, families in Kentucky can choose from traditional public schools, public charter schools, public magnet schools, private schools, online academies, and homeschooling. The state also offers tuition-free, public online schooling.
Governor Matthew Bevin issued an official proclamation recognizing Jan. 21-27 as Kentucky School Choice Week. In addition, the counties of Elliott, Fleming, Franklin, Logan, Lawrence, Russell, and Taylor and the cities of Catlettsburg, Central City, Hillview, Eminence, Silver Grove, Southgate, Wilmore, Sturgis, West Point have issued proclamations recognizing School Choice Week in their community.
“We participate in National School Choice Week because we feel that it is important for parents to have a choice in the education of their children and not be limited by financial or demographic factors,” said Tim Greener, superintendent at Christian Academy of Louisville, a private school serving 3,200 students in grades pre-K to 12 in Louisville, Kentucky.
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 that so many schools, organizations, homeschool groups and community leaders in Kentucky are using National School Choice Week to celebrate school options available for Kentucky families, while also raising awareness about the importance of continuing to expand access to effective education environments for children,” said Andrew Campanella, president of National School Choice Week.
To download a guide to school choice in Kentucky, or to learn more about featured events in the Bluegrass State, visit https://schoolchoiceweek.com/states/kentucky.
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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.