THIS WEEK: Colorado School Choice Options in Spotlight at 522 Events Statewide

Gov. Hickenlooper Joins 11 Mayors and County Leaders in Issuing
“School Choice Week” Proclamation, As Historic Celebrations Begin in
Centennial State

DENVER–(BUSINESS WIRE)–National School Choice Week begins today in Colorado and across the
country. There are 522 events planned in the Centennial State to raise
awareness about K-12 school choice, and 21,392 events nationwide.

The events in Colorado, 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 rally January 26 at 11:15 a.m. at the state capitol west steps.

The counties of Crowley, Huerfano, and Sedgwick; cities of Broomfield,
Colorado Springs, Durango, Firestone, Granby, Greeley, Littleton, and
Morrison; and Governor Hickenlooper have issued official proclamations
recognizing January 22-28, 2017 as “School Choice Week.”

National School Choice Week provides families in Colorado 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.

“National School Choice Week is an opportunity for so many organizations
that care deeply about children’s futures to come together for an
inclusive and positive day of celebration,” said Shannon Nicholas,
director of communications and programs at Colorado Succeeds.

“The growth of school choice opportunities in Colorado has been the
result of hard work and bipartisan cooperation,” said Andrew Campanella,
president of National School Choice Week. “National School Choice Week
provides an opportunity to recognize the benefits to children, families,
and communities when parents are provided with a variety of educational
options for their children.”

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
    Colorado can use the Week to look for K-12 schools for the 2017-2018
    school year. Parents in the Centennial 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


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