THIS WEEK: 970 Events in Arizona to Raise Awareness About School Choice

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

PHOENIX–(BUSINESS WIRE)–National School Choice Week begins today in Arizona and across the
country. There are 970 events planned in the Grand Canyon State to raise
awareness about K-12 school choice, and 21,392 events nationwide.

The events in Arizona, 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 fair and
luncheon featuring Governor Ducey January 26 at 11:30 a.m. at the
Arizona State Capitol Rose Garden.

The counties of Mohave and Yavapai; cities of Chandler, Chino Valley,
Gilbert, Litchfield Park, Prescott Valley, Tombstone, Tucson, and Yuma;
and Governor Ducey have issued official proclamations recognizing
January 22-28, 2017 as “School Choice Week.”

National School Choice Week provides families in Arizona 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.

“There has never been a time like the current in Arizona, where we have
hundreds of innovative school leaders pushing Arizona into the top tiers
of academic achievement and most especially creating community schools
that honor the talents and needs of students and their families. I am so
proud of these school team,” said Lisa Graham Keegan, longtime education

“Arizona is a national leader in providing families with a robust menu
of education options,” said Andrew Campanella, president of National
School Choice Week. “These choices and opportunities will be celebrated
by hundreds of thousands of Arizona students, parents, and teachers.”

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
    Arizona can use the Week to look for K-12 schools for the 2017-2018
    school year. Parents in the Grand Canyon 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. The state also allows parents to
    select the best traditional public school, regardless of where the
    school is located. The state also has a program allowing qualifying
    children, in some cases, to receive scholarships to attend private


  • 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


For more information, contact:
National School Choice Week
Doyle, 202-480-2927 ext. 820
Director of Communications and
External Relations