WASHINGTON--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--National School Choice Week 2017 will easily surpass 2016’s total of 16,745 independently planned events, breaking records once again the largest celebration of educational opportunity in American history. National School Choice Week 2017 will feature more than 20,450 events across the country, with more being planned and added every day.
“With 2017 poised to be a pivotal year for school choice, National School Choice Week will provide an unprecedented chance to celebrate school choice where it exists, and demand it where it does not.”
The Week’s events are diverse in size and type - from pep rallies featuring the National School Choice Week dance to open houses, parent information sessions, large-scale rallies, roundtable discussions, and more. The goal of National School Choice Week is to shine a positive spotlight on effective education options for children, including traditional public schools, public charter schools, public magnet schools, private schools, online academies, and homeschooling.
Of the 20,450 events, 16,159 are being planned by schools, 2,157 by homeschooling groups and 1,355 by chambers of commerce who are also participating in the Week by holding their own events, meetings or activities. Individuals, organizations, teachers, and coalitions are planning hundreds of additional events.
“Every January, National School Choice Week spotlights the millions of students, parents, teachers, and civic leaders who make education options a reality in their own communities and states,” said Andrew Campanella, president of National School Choice Week. “With 2017 poised to be a pivotal year for school choice, National School Choice Week will provide an unprecedented chance to celebrate school choice where it exists, and demand it where it does not.”
National School Choice Week started in 2011 with 150 events and grew to 406 events in 2012; 3,600 events in 2013; 5,500 events in 2014; 11,082 events in 2015; 16,745 events in 2016; and will feature more than 20,000 events in 2017. More people search on Google for “school choice” during National School Choice Week than any other time of the year.