THIS WEEK: New Mexico Celebrates School Choice at 190 Events

The Land of Enchantment plays key role in National School Choice
Week, Gov. Martinez issues proclamation.

SANTA FE, N.M.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–National School Choice Week begins today in New Mexico and across the
country. There are 190 events planned in the Land of Enchantment to
raise awareness about K-12 school choice, and 21,392 events nationwide.

The events in New Mexico, 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 school choice celebration January 23 at noon at the New Mexico
State House.

The county of Eddy, city of Loving, and Governor Martinez have issued
official proclamations recognizing January 22-28, 2017 as “School Choice

National School Choice Week provides families in New Mexico 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.

“We look forward to gathering together with a diverse coalition from
across the state to highlight the difference that a great education can
make in a student’s life,” said Greta Roskom of the New Mexico Coalition
for Charter Schools. “We look forward to the National School Choice Week
annually as a platform to share our success stories.”

“By working together, parents, students, teachers, and community leaders
will raise important awareness about educational opportunity in New
Mexico 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 New
    Mexico can use the Week to look for K-12 schools for the 2017-2018
    school year. Parents in the Land of Enchantment 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. 820
Director of Communications and External Relations