COLUMBUS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--School Choice Week began in Ohio 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 1271 events and activities across the Buckeye 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 Ohio’s more than 2.6 million children. For example, families in Ohio can choose from traditional public schools, public charter schools, public magnet schools, private schools, online academies, and homeschooling. The state's public school open enrollment policy is one of the nation's broadest and most accommodating. The state also offers a private school choice program and tuition-free, public online schooling.
Governor John Kasich issued an official proclamation recognizing Jan. 21-27 as Ohio School Choice Week. In addition, the counties of Hardin, Vinton, Warren, and Stark and the cities of Brookeville, Cedarville, Brooklyn, Cheviot, Circleville, Delaware, Findlay, Graveport, Fremont, Macedonia, Lancaster, Payne, Medina, Tiffin, Westlake, Urbana, Cleveland, Defiance, Dover, Fairborn, Independence, Liberty, North Canton, Mansfield, Ansonia, Antwerp, Navarre, West Alexandria, West Lafayette, and Zanesville 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.
“Ohio families have more choices for their children’s education than parents in many other states, and Ohio ranks among the top five states holding the most events and activities during National School Choice Week,” said Andrew Campanella, president of National School Choice Week. “We encourage parents to use this week to evaluate these school choice opportunities for their children.”
To download a guide to school choice in Ohio, or to learn more about featured events in the Buckeye State, visit https://schoolchoiceweek.com/states/ohio.
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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.