Governor Sandoval has proclaimed “School Choice Week in Nevada;”
thousands plan to celebrate educational opportunity at event in Las Vegas
CARSON CITY, Nev.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–National School Choice Week begins today in Nevada and across the
country. There are 139 events planned in the Silver State to raise
awareness about K-12 school choice, and 16,140 events nationwide.
The events in Nevada, 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. On Tuesday, January 26, two thousand supporters
will gather at the Las Vegas Cashman Center to rally for school choice.
Governor Brian Sandoval, the mayors of Henderson and Reno, and county
leaders from Clark and Lyon counties have issued official proclamations
recognizing January 24-30, 2016 as “School Choice Week.”
“Nevada is quickly becoming a national leader in providing parents with
a diverse and robust array of K-12 educational choices for their kids,”
said Andrew R. Campanella, president of National School Choice Week.
“National School Choice Week will shine a positive spotlight on these
options so that more parents can learn about the choices available for
their kids. It also provides a platform for Nevadans to speak up about
the importance of protecting educational opportunities for children and
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.
SCHOOL CHOICE OPTIONS AVAILABLE FOR NEVADA FAMILIES
According to National School Choice Week’s organizers, families in
Nevada can use the Week to look for K-12 schools for the 2016-2017
school year. Parents in the Silver 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. In some parts of the state, open
enrollment policies allow parents to select the best traditional
public school, regardless of where the school is located. The state
also has a program allowing qualifying children, in some cases, to
receive scholarships to attend private schools.
ABOUT NATIONAL SCHOOL CHOICE WEEK
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 24-30, 2016. For more information, visit www.schoolchoiceweek.com.
National School Choice Week
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