MIRAMAR BEACH, Fla.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--With 87 days until the official kickoff of National School Choice Week 2014, more than 3,600 schools have already registered to host independent events. That number puts the nationwide celebration on track to surpass last year’s 3,600 total events.
“Public and private schools across the country are joining National School Choice Week 2014 to celebrate effective education options for children”
National School Choice Week includes significant participation by both private and public schools. Approximately 60 percent of the schools registered are private, while 40 percent are public, including traditional public schools, public charter schools, public magnet schools, and online academies. Combined, the enrollment in these schools exceeds 1.4 million students.
All 50 states have schools registered to participate. Florida leads the country in events planned, followed by Texas and California. Other states with high registration include Illinois, Arizona, New York and Louisiana.
“Public and private schools across the country are joining National School Choice Week 2014 to celebrate effective education options for children,” said NSCW president Andrew Campanella. “More schools and organizations are joining every day, and this year is going to be our best yet.”
School events are one component of National School Choice Week. Additional events are planned by individuals, families, college students, and organizations.
Schools still interested in participating can register to receive a complimentary Event Kit at www.schoolchoiceweek.com/schools, and check out resources for event planning.
National School Choice Week (Jan. 26 – Feb. 1, 2014) is an independent public awareness campaign designed to shine a spotlight on effective education options for children. For more information, visit www.schoolchoiceweek.com or follow NSCW on Twitter at www.twitter.com/schoolchoicewk