THIS WEEK: 271 Events in Massachusetts to Raise Awareness About School Choice

Governor Baker proclaims “School Choice Week” in Massachusetts;
the Bay State plays key role in largest celebration of educational
opportunity in US history.

BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–National School Choice Week begins today in Massachusetts and across the
country. There are 271 events planned in the Bay State to raise
awareness about K-12 school choice, and 16,140 events nationwide.

The events in Massachusetts, 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.

Governor Charlie Baker and the mayor of Springfield have issued official
proclamations recognizing January 24-30, 2016 as “School Choice Week.”

“School Choice Week provides families in Massachusetts 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
    Massachusetts can use the Week to look for K-12 schools for the
    2016-2017 school year. Parents in the Bay 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.


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


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