Gov. Christie joins 14 local leaders in issuing School Choice Week
TRENTON, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–National School Choice Week begins today in New Jersey and across the
country. There are 638 events planned in the Garden State to raise
awareness about K-12 school choice, and 21,392 events nationwide.
The events in New Jersey, 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 school choice dance-a-thon January 25 at 5 p.m. at Paterson Arts
and Science Charter School.
The cities of Borough of Bay Head, Borough of Deal, Borough of Hamburg,
Borough of Norwood, Franklin Township, Fredon Township, Linden,
Montague, Northfield, Pohatcong, Sea Isle, Stillwater Township, Upper
Township, and Wantage and Governor Christie have issued official
proclamations recognizing January 22-28, 2017 as “School Choice Week.”
National School Choice Week provides families in New Jersey 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.
“The message of National School Choice Week in New Jersey and across the
country is clear: children, families, and communities benefit from
increased opportunity in education,” said Andrew Campanella, president
of National School Choice Week. “We are grateful that so many people
will join together in the Garden State to raise awareness of school
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.
SCHOOL CHOICE OPTIONS AVAILABLE FOR NEW JERSEY FAMILIES
According to National School Choice Week’s organizers, families in New
Jersey can use the Week to look for K-12 schools for the 2017-2018
school year. Parents in the Garden 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.
ABOUT NATIONAL SCHOOL CHOICE WEEK
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 www.schoolchoiceweek.com.
National School Choice Week
Shelby Doyle, (202) 480-2927
Director of Communications and External Relations