“National School Choice Week” kicked off on Sunday, Jan. 27, and runs through February 2, and will doubtlessly ensure that "school choice" remain the education buzzwards for the week.
The effort is a collaboration of more than 200 partner organizations, which each use the week to advance their own messages of educational opportunity while uniting with like-minded organizations across the country.
“The purpose of National School Choice Week is to provide a concentrated focus on effective education options, including high performing public schools, public charter schools, private schools, magnet schools, virtual schools and homeschooling,” read, in part, a statement from National School Choice Week organizers.
“National School Choice Week illustrates the unity of the school choice movement by combining the power and enthusiasm of tens of thousands of individuals, hundreds of organizations and many elected leaders.”
Locally, there are a slew of institutions and organizations participating in National School Choice Week.
At 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 30, Beulah Baptist Christian Day School will host a School Choice assembly with educational outfit Capstone Legacy Foundation, and on Friday, February 1, the Nazareth Academy Grade School will host an open house at 10:30 a.m.