THIS WEEK: 197 Events in Connecticut to Raise Awareness About School Choice

The Constitution State plays key role in National School Choice
the largest celebration of educational opportunity
in US history

HARTFORD, Conn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–With many students home from school as Connecticut digs out from Winter
Storm Jonas, now is a great opportunity for parents to explore school
choice for their children. National School Choice Week begins today in
Connecticut and across the country. 197 events will be held to celebrate
School Choice Week in the Constitution State, weather permitting, and
16,140 events will be held nationwide.

The events in Connecticut, 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.

“School Choice Week provides families in Connecticut with the
opportunity to research and evaluate the K-12 school choices available
for their children in time for 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 education 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 US history.


  • According to National School Choice Week’s organizers, families in
    Connecticut can use the Week to look for K-12 schools for the
    2016-2017 school year. Parents in the Constitution State can choose
    from the following education options for their children: traditional
    public schools, public charter schools, magnet schools, 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.


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


School Choice Week
Shelby Tankersley, 202-480-2927 ext. 820
Relations and Communications Manager