Miércoles 13 de Diciembre 2017

THIS WEEK: 165 Events in Kansas to Raise Awareness About School Choice

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The Sunflower State plays key role in National School Choice Week,
the largest celebration of educational opportunity in US history.

TOPEKA, Kan.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–National School Choice Week begins today in Kansas and across the
country. There are 165 events planned in the Sunflower State to raise
awareness about K-12 school choice, and 21,392 events nationwide.

The events in Kansas, which are independently planned and independently
funded, include everything from information sessions and open houses at
schools to rallies, policy discussions, and movie screenings organized
by community groups. Highlighted events include a large rally for school
choice January 25 at noon at the State House.

The counties of Chautauqua, Cloud, Johnson, and Ellis and cities of
Baxter Springs, Chanute, Chetopa, and Nickerson have issued official
proclamations recognizing January 22-28, 2017 as “School Choice Week.”

National School Choice Week provides families in Kansas with the
opportunity to research and evaluate the K-12 school choices available
for their children in advance of the 2017-2018 school year. The Week
also raises awareness of the importance of providing every child with
effective education options.

With a goal of raising public awareness of effective education options
for children, National School Choice Week will be the largest
celebration of education options in US history.

SCHOOL CHOICE OPTIONS AVAILABLE FOR KANSAS FAMILIES

  • According to National School Choice Week’s organizers, families in
    Kansas can use the Week to look for K-12 schools for the 2017-2018
    school year. Parents in the Sunflower State can choose from the
    following education options for their children: traditional public
    schools, public charter schools, magnet schools, online academies,
    private schools, and homeschooling. In some parts of the state, open
    enrollment policies allow parents to select the best traditional
    public school, regardless of where the school is located. The state
    also has a program allowing qualifying children, in some cases, to
    receive scholarships to attend private schools.

ABOUT NATIONAL SCHOOL CHOICE WEEK

  • National School Choice Week is an independent public awareness effort
    spotlighting effective education options for children, including
    traditional public schools, public charter schools, magnet schools,
    private schools, online learning, and homeschooling. The Week runs
    from January 22-28, 2017. For more information, visit www.schoolchoiceweek.com.

Contacts

National School Choice Week
Shelby Doyle, 202-480-2927 ext. 820
Director
of Communications and External Relations
shelby@schoolchoiceweek.com