RBC I National School Choice Week began Monday in Colorado and across the country. There were 318 events planned in the Centennial State to raise awareness about K-12 school choice and 16,140 events nationwide.
The events in Colorado, 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.
Today, hundreds of supporters are expected to rally for school choice at the capitol.
Gov. John Hickenlooper, the mayors of Aurora, Denver, Greeley, Lakewood and Thornton and county leaders from Sedgwick County have issued official proclamations recognizing Jan. 24-30 as “School Choice Week.”
“School Choice Week provides families in Colorado with the opportunity to research and evaluate the K-12 school choices available for their children in advance of the 2016-2017 school year,” said Andrew R. Campanella, president of National School Choice Week. “The week also raises awareness of the importance of providing every child with effective educational options.”
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 U.S. history.
According to National School Choice Week’s organizers, families in Colorado can use the week to look for K-12 schools for the 2016-2017 school year.
Parents in the Centennial 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 open enrollment policies that allow parents to select the best traditional public school, regardless of where the school is located.