Viernes 22 de Septiembre 2017

THIS WEEK: 723 Events in Greater Chicago Area to Raise Awareness About School Choice

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The Chicago Area will play a key role in National School Choice
Week, the largest celebration of educational opportunity in US history.

CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–National School Choice Week begins today in Chicago and across the
country. There are 723 events planned in the greater Chicago, Evanston,
Gary, and Valparaiso area to raise awareness about K-12 school choice,
and 22,392 events nationwide.

The events in the Chicago area, 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.

School Choice Week provides families in the Chicago area 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 CHICAGO AREA FAMILIES

  • Families in Illinois can use the Week to look for K-12 schools for the
    2017-2018 school year. Parents in the Prairie 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 tax credits to
    attend private schools.
  • Families in Indiana can use the Week to look for K-12 schools for the
    2017-2018 school year. Parents in the Hoosier 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 programs allowing qualifying children, in some cases, to
    receive scholarships or tax credits 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
    or follow the discussion on Twitter using #schoolchoice.

Contacts

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