THIS WEEK: Connecticut Educators, Parents Plan 224 Events to Raise Awareness of Opportunity in Education

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

HARTFORD, Conn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–National School Choice Week begins today in Connecticut and across the
country. There are 224 events planned in the Constitution State to raise
awareness about K-12 school choice, and 21,392 events nationwide.

The events in Connecticut, 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 parent and state legislator workshop January 23 at 10 a.m. at the
Mark Twain House.

The cities of Bridgeport, Lisbon, Plainfield, Stafford Springs, and
Thompson have issued official proclamations recognizing January 22-28,
2017 as “School Choice Week.”

National School Choice Week provides families in Connecticut 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.

“Educational opportunity is an issue that is important to students,
parents, teachers, and community leaders across Connecticut,” said
Andrew Campanella, president of National School Choice Week. “We are
grateful that so many schools, organizations, homeschool groups, and
individual families are participating in National School Choice Week

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