THIS WEEK: 299 Events in Massachusetts to Raise Awareness About School Choice

The Bay State plays key role in National School Choice Week, the
largest celebration of educational opportunity in US history.

BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–National School Choice Week begins today in Massachusetts and across the
country. There are 299 events planned in the Bay State to raise
awareness about K-12 school choice, and 21,392 events nationwide.

The events in Massachusetts, 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 community fun day January 31 at Christopher Donovan Day School in

The cities of Canton, Dracut, Fall River, Mattapoisett, Warren, West
Springfield, and Weymouth have issued official proclamations 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.


  • According to National School Choice Week’s organizers, families in
    Massachusetts can use the Week to look for K-12 schools for the
    2017-2018 school year. Parents in the Bay 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.


  • 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


National School Choice Week
Shelby Doyle, 202-480-2927 ext.
Director of Communications and External Relations