The Empire State plays key role in National School Choice Week, 39
local leaders issue official proclamations.
ALBANY, N.Y.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–National School Choice Week begins today in New York and across the
country. There are 828 events planned in the Empire State to raise
awareness about K-12 school choice, and 21,392 events nationwide.
The events in New York, 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.
The counties of Nassau and Dutchess and cities of Allegany, Amsterdam,
Belfast, Bergen, Binghampton, Black Brook, Brocton, Clarkstown, Corning,
Croghan, East Bloomfield, Edwards, Elmira, Fayetteville, Hamptonburgh,
Henderson, Herkimer, Horseheads, Hudson, LaGrange, Marshall, Minoa,
Monrovia, Oneida, Portland, Rensselaer, Rochester, Saugerties,
Stockholm, Town of Brant, Town of Constable, Village of Elbridge,
Village of Mamaroneck, Village of Philmont, Watertown, Wilson, and
Yonkers have issued official proclamations recognizing January 22-28,
2017 as “School Choice Week.”
National School Choice Week provides families in New York 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.
“Research shows that school choice increases student achievement, boosts
graduation rates, and provides children with the tools and knowledge
they need to pursue their dreams,” said Andrew Campanella, president of
National School Choice Week. “During National School Choice Week, New
York families will raise awareness of the benefits of school choice,
while speaking out about the importance of expanding opportunity to even
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 NEW YORK FAMILIES
According to National School Choice Week’s organizers, families in New
York can use the Week to look for K-12 schools for the 2017-2018
school year. Parents in the Empire 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