The Cornhusker State plays key role in National School Choice
Week, the largest celebration of educational opportunity in US history.
LINCOLN, Neb.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–National School Choice Week begins today in Nebraska and across the
country. There are 134 events planned in the Cornhusker State to raise
awareness about K-12 school choice, and 21,392 events nationwide.
The events in Nebraska, 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 for school choice January 26 at 11 a.m. at the Nebraska
The county of Morrill and cities of Valley and Gering have issued
official proclamations recognizing January 22-28, 2017 as “School Choice
National School Choice Week provides families in Nebraska 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 huge numbers planning to attend this event reflect the widespread
opinion that it’s time for school choice in Nebraska,” said Tom Venzor
of the Nebraska Catholic Conference. “Our Catholic school families and
thousands more families who seek to have their children in the best
school possible believe that National School Choice Week is a great
opportunity to amplify our message.”
“By working together, parents, students, teachers, and community leaders
will raise important awareness about educational opportunity in Nebraska
during National School Choice Week,” said Andrew Campanella, president
of National School Choice Week. “The goal of this Week is to celebrate
school choice where it exists, and provide a platform for people to
demand even greater opportunities in education.”
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 NEBRASKA FAMILIES
According to National School Choice Week’s organizers, families in
Nebraska can use the Week to look for K-12 schools for the 2017-2018
school year. Parents in the Cornhusker State can choose from the
following education options for their children: traditional public
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.
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