The Old Line State plays key role in National School Choice Week,
the largest celebration of educational opportunity in US history.
ANNAPOLIS, Md.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–National School Choice Week begins today in Maryland and across the
country. There are 330 events planned in the Old Line State to raise
awareness about K-12 school choice, and 21,392 events nationwide.
The events in Maryland, 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 school choice rally January 22 at 1 p.m. at the Jewish Community
Center in Baltimore.
The cities of Forest Heights, Oakland, Seat Pleasant, Taneytown,
Thurmont, and Mount Airy have issued official proclamations recognizing
January 22-28, 2017 as “School Choice Week.”
“Many Baltimore parents, especially those who can’t afford private
school tuition or a home in a better school district, want options for
their kids’ education,” said Joanne Sanders, program administrator for
the Children’s Scholarship Fund of Baltimore. “That’s where school
choice comes in — empowering parents, through scholarships and a
variety of public school options, to choose the school that’s best for
“National School Choice Week provides families in Maine with the
opportunity to research and evaluate the K-12 school choices available
for their children in advance of the 2017-2018 school year,” said Andrew
Campanella, president of National School Choice Week. “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 MARYLAND FAMILIES
According to National School Choice Week’s organizers, families in
Maryland can use the Week to look for K-12 schools for the 2017-2018
school year. Parents in the Old Line 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. 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.
National School Choice Week
For more information, contact:
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Director of Communications and