THIS WEEK: North Carolina Hosts 586 National School Choice Week Events

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

CHARLOTTE, N.C.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–National School Choice Week begins today in North Carolina and across
the country. There are 586 events planned in the Tar Heel State to raise
awareness about K-12 school choice, and 21,392 events nationwide.

The events in North Carolina, 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 24 at the Foundation for the

The counties of Union and Pasquotank and cities of Bethel, Charlotte,
Clemmons, Enfield, Garysburg, Goldsboro, Harrisburg, Hope Mills, Lake
Lure, Mint Hill, Morehead City, Mount Olive, Raeford, Wesley Chapel, and
West Jefferson have issued official proclamations recognizing January
22-28, 2017 as “School Choice Week.”

National School Choice Week provides families in North Carolina 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.

“Children’s Scholarship Fund-Charlotte is excited about being involved
in School Choice Week this year. Hosting this event will give our
participating independent schools and homeschools an opportunity to
showcase their programs to parents who seek education options for their
children (grades K-8) in the 2017-2018 academic year,” said Ann Barnes,
executive director of the Children’s Scholarship Fund-Charlotte.

“Over the last 10 years, educational opportunities for children and
families in North Carolina have grown significantly,” said Andrew
Campanella, president of National School Choice Week. “This is something
to celebrate, and National School Choice Week will provide an
unprecedented opportunity to celebrate the hard work and cooperation
that made these choices a reality.”

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
    North Carolina can use the Week to look for K-12 schools for the
    2017-2018 school year. Parents in the Tar Heel 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 scholarships
    to attend private schools.


  • 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
of Communications and External Relations