The Pine Tree State plays key role in National School Choice Week,
the largest celebration of educational opportunity in US history.
AUGUSTA, Maine–(BUSINESS WIRE)–National School Choice Week begins today in Maine and across the
country. There are 74 events planned in the Pine Tree State to raise
awareness about K-12 school choice, and 21,392 events nationwide.
The events in Maine, 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 23 at 11 a.m. at the Maine State House.
Governor LePage has issued an official proclamation recognizing January
22-28, 2017 as “School Choice Week.”
“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 MAINE FAMILIES
According to National School Choice Week’s organizers, families in
Maine can use the Week to look for K-12 schools for the 2017-2018
school year. Parents in the Pine Tree 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 ext. 820
of Communications and External Relations