THIS WEEK: Nebraska Celebrates School Choice Week with 134 Events

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
State Capitol.

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.


  • 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.


  • 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. 820
Director of Communications and External Relations