THIS WEEK: 40 Events in North Dakota to Raise Awareness About School Choice

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

BISMARK, N.D.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–National School Choice Week begins today in North Dakota and across the
country. There are 40 events planned in the Peace Garden State to raise
awareness about K-12 school choice, and 21,392 events nationwide.

The events in North Dakota, 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.

The cities of Edinburg and Lincoln have issued official proclamations
recognizing January 22-28, 2017 as “School Choice Week.”

National School Choice Week provides families in North Dakota with the
opportunity to research and evaluate the K-12 school choices available
for their children in advance of the 2017-2018 school year. The Week
also raises awareness of the importance of providing every child with
effective education options.

“Research shows that school choice increases student achievement, boosts
graduation rates, and provides children with the tools and knowledge
they need to pursue their dreams,” said Andrew Campanella, president of
National School Choice Week. “During National School Choice Week, North
Dakota families will raise awareness of the benefits of school choice,
while speaking out about the importance of expanding opportunity to even
more families.”

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
    North Dakota can use the Week to look for K-12 schools for the
    2017-2018 school year. Parents in the Peace Garden State can choose
    from the following education options for their children: traditional
    public 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. 820
Director of Communications and External Relations