Governor Baker Proclaims Jan. 22-28 “National School Choice Week”; Joins Leaders Nationwide in Celebrating Opportunity in Education

Massachusetts students, communities to hold 300 events as part of nation’s largest-ever celebration of school choice

BOSTON--()--Joining 28 governors and more than 700 city and county leaders nationwide, Gov. Baker has proclaimed Jan. 22-28 as National School Choice Week in Massachusetts.

“We are thrilled that Gov. Baker has issued this proclamation”

National School Choice Week 2017 is the largest-ever celebration of opportunity in education, with more than 21,000 independently planned events nationwide, including 300 in Massachusetts. Events include rallies, roundtable discussions, coffeehouse meet-ups, festivals, school fairs, and more.

National School Choice Week is a nonpartisan, nonpolitical effort seeking to raise awareness about the school choice options parents have, or want to have, for their children.

“We are thrilled that Gov. Baker has issued this proclamation,” said Andrew Campanella, president of National School Choice Week. “We hope Massachusetts parents, and parents across the country, will talk about their schools and encourage each other to find the best fit for each child’s individual needs.”

Held every January, National School Choice Week is an independent public awareness effort designed to shine a positive spotlight on effective education options for every child. Through thousands of independently planned events across the country, National School Choice Week raises public awareness of all types of educational choices available to children. These options include traditional public schools, public charter schools, public magnet schools, online learning, private schools, and homeschooling.

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