Celebrating National School Choice Week

National School Choice Week is underway, and families across the country are celebrating and participating in a variety of events.

National School Choice Week (NSCW) shines a spotlight on effective education options for children and is the world’s largest celebration of opportunity in K–12 education. As a not-for-profit effort, NSCW focuses equally on traditional public, charter, magnet, online, private, and home education options.

Every January, participants plan tens of thousands of events and activities – such as school fairs, open houses, and student showcases – to raise awareness about school choice across all 50 states.

With the ongoing pandemic, National School Choice Week has gone virtual this year, with thousands of online events and resources. Here are just a few:

  • K12.com’s National School Choice Week Webinar – “An in-depth discussion about school choice options, including traditional public school, public charter schools, magnet schools, private schools, online academies, and homeschooling. Watch this webinar to see how school choice means giving parents access to the best K-12 education options for their children!”
  • School Choice Options in Alaska – “Families in Alaska can choose from traditional public schools, public charter schools, public magnet schools, private schools, and homeschooling. Our guide to school choice and education options in Alaska provides detailed, unbiased, and easy-to-use information to help parents find schools or learning environments that best meet their children’s needs.”
  • Tips for Choosing the Right School for Your Child – “How can you choose a school where your daughter or son will learn, succeed, and be happy? These seven steps—summarized from National School Choice Week President Andrew Campanella’s new book, The School Choice Roadmap: 7 Steps to Finding the Right School for Your Child—will help get you started.”
  • Miss Virginia Virtual Moving Screening – “Based on a true story, MISS VIRGINIA stars Emmy® winner Uzo Aduba as a struggling single mother who is losing her fifteen-year-old son to the rough streets of Washington, DC. Unwilling to see him drop out and deal drugs, she places him in a private school. But when she can’t afford tuition, she launches a movement to change the system that is destroying him and thousands like him.”

Check out NSCW’s Facebook page to get involved and learn more!