The Granite State plays key role in National School Choice Week,
the largest celebration of educational opportunity in US history.
CONCORD, N.H.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–National School Choice Week begins today in New Hampshire and across the
country. There are 116 events planned in the Granite State to raise
awareness about K-12 school choice, and 21,392 events nationwide.
The events in New Hampshire, 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 24 at 4 p.m. at the Currier
Museum of Art.
The cities of Brentwood and Hollis have issued official proclamations
recognizing January 22-28, 2017 as “School Choice Week.”
National School Choice Week provides families in New Hampshire 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.
“Our mission is to open the doors of opportunity for every child,
regardless of zip code, to attend a life-changing, excellent school”
said Kate Baker of Children’s Scholarship Fund New Hampshire. “With this
event we hope to reach more parents with information about the
Children’s Scholarship Fund and help them make the most of National
School Choice Week.”
“Over the last 10 years, educational opportunities for children and
families in New Hampshire have grown significantly,” said Andrew
Campanella, president of National School Choice Week. “This is something
to celebrate, and National School Choice Week will provide an
unprecedented opportunity to celebrate the hard work and cooperation
that made these choices a reality.”
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 HAMPSHIRE FAMILIES
According to National School Choice Week’s organizers, families in New
Hampshire can use the Week to look for K-12 schools for the 2017-2018
school year. Parents in the Granite 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.
National School Choice Week
Shelby Doyle, (202) 480-2927
Director of Communications and External Relations