The Equality State plays key role in National School Choice Week,
the largest celebration of educational opportunity in US history.
CHEYENNE, Wyo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–National School Choice Week begins today in Wyoming and across the
country. There are 49 events planned in the Equality State to raise
awareness about K-12 school choice, and 21,392 events nationwide.
The events in Wyoming, 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
celebration January 26 at 2 p.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic School in
The counties of Laramie and Crook have issued official proclamations
recognizing January 22-28, 2017 as “School Choice Week.”
National School Choice Week provides families in Wyoming 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.
“School choice, at the end of the day, is about students,” said Patrick
Lane of St. Mary’s Catholic School. “What better way to spotlight the
importance and impact of this issue than by demonstrating just how many
families have something to celebrate during National School Choice Week.”
“We are grateful that so many Wyoming families are working alongside
teachers, community leaders, and elected officials to celebrate
opportunity in education during National School Choice Week 2017,” said
Andrew Campanella, president of National School Choice Week. “This week
represents the largest series of education-related events in Wyoming
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 WYOMING FAMILIES
According to National School Choice Week’s organizers, families in
Wyoming can use the Week to look for K-12 schools for the 2017-2018
school year. Parents in the Equality 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.
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
Shelby Doyle, (202) 480-2927
Director of Communications and External Relations