BISMARCK, N.D.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--School Choice Week began in North Dakota 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 60 events and activities across the Peace Garden 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 North Dakota’s nearly 170,000 children. For example, families in North Dakota can choose from traditional public schools, private schools, and homeschooling.
Governor Doug Burgum issued an official proclamation recognizing Jan. 21-27 as North Dakota School Choice Week. In addition, the county of Burleigh has issued a proclamation 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 North Dakota 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 North Dakota, or to learn more about featured events in the Peace Garden State, visit https://schoolchoiceweek.com/states/north-dakota.
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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.