THIS WEEK: Washington State Celebrates School Choice Week at 259 Events

Governor Inslee issues official proclamation recognizing School
Choice Week.

OLYMPIA, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–National School Choice Week begins today in Washington and across the
country. There are 259 events planned in the Evergreen State to raise
awareness about K-12 school choice, and 21,392 events nationwide.

The events in Washington, 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 rally January 25 at noon at Yellow Wood Academy in
Mercer Island.

The county of Asotin; cities of Deer Park, East Wenatchee, Esperance,
Newport, Sammamish, Tacoma, West Richland, and Westport; and Governor
Inslee have issued official proclamations recognizing January 22-28,
2017 as “School Choice Week.”

National School Choice Week provides families in Washington 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 message of National School Choice Week in Washington and across the
country is clear: children, families, and communities benefit from
increased opportunity in education,” said Andrew Campanella, president
of National School Choice Week. “We are grateful that so many people
will join together in the Evergreen State to raise awareness of school

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
    Washington can use the Week to look for K-12 schools for the 2017-2018
    school year. Parents in the Evergreen 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 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
of Communications and External Relations