THIS WEEK: 640 Events and Activities in Tennessee to Raise Awareness About School Choice

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

Governor Bill Haslam Issues Proclamation Recognizing Jan. 21-27 as Tennessee School Choice Week

NASHVILLE, Tenn.--()--School Choice Week began in Tennessee 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 640 events and activities across the Volunteer State, including open house events at schools, school fairs, homeschool information sessions, and other celebrations. In addition, a celebration is planned on Friday, January 19 at the North Johnson City Baptist Church.

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 Tennessee’s 1.5 million children. For example, families in Tennessee can choose from traditional public schools, public charter schools, public magnet schools, private schools, online academies, and homeschooling. The state also offers a private school choice program and tuition-free, public online schooling.

Governor Bill Haslam issued an official proclamation recognizing Jan. 21-27 as Tennessee School Choice Week. In addition, the counties of Knox, Grundy, Johnson, Meigs, and Stewart and the cities of Lebanon, Harriman, Halls, Chattanooga, Crossville, Greenfield, Martin, Kingston, Lenoir City, and Unicoi 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.

“School Choice Week is an exciting time for Tennessee students, parents, and teachers,” said Andrew Campanella, president of National School Choice Week. “It is an opportunity for parents to research the education options available for their children, and also a time to celebrate the hard work and dedication of the many incredible educators and school leaders in the state.”

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

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
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Contacts

National School Choice Week
Mary C. Tillotson, 202-480-2927 ext. 824
Press Secretary
pressoffice@schoolchoiceweek.com
Click here to download b-roll and click here to download photos you can use.