30+ Mayors and County Leaders Issue School Choice Week
SPRINGFIELD, Ill.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–National School Choice Week begins today in Illinois and across the
country. There are 874 events planned in the Prairie State to raise
awareness about K-12 school choice, and 21,392 events nationwide.
The events in Illinois, 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 open house, bake sale, and concert January 29 at Our Lady of the
Snows Catholic School.
The counties of Jefferson and Will and cities of Arlington Heights,
Braidwood, Burbank, Cambridge, Carmi, Crete Township, Fox Lake,
Granville, Harvard, La Salle, Madison, Metropolis, Moline, Mount
Carroll, Mt. Pulaski, Olympia Fields, Palatine Township, Palos Park,
Pana, Peoria, Polo, Red Bud, Round Lake Heights, Schaumburg, Sparta,
Spring Grove, Spring Valley, Vienna, and Wayne Township have issued
official proclamations recognizing January 22-28, 2017 as “School Choice
National School Choice Week provides families in Illinois 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.
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 ILLINOIS FAMILIES
According to National School Choice Week’s organizers, families in
Illinois can use the Week to look for K-12 schools for the 2017-2018
school year. Parents in the Prairie 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 has a program
allowing qualifying children, in some cases, to receive tax credits to
attend private schools.
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
For more information, contact:
Doyle, 202-480-2927 ext. 820
Director of Communications and