THIS WEEK: 314 Events in Wisconsin to Raise Awareness About School Choice

Governor Walker proclaims “School Choice Week” in Wisconsin; the
Badger State plays key role in the largest celebration of educational
opportunity in US history.

MADISON, Wis.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–National School Choice Week begins today in Wisconsin and across the
country. There are 314 events planned in the Badger State to raise
awareness about K-12 school choice, and 16,140 events nationwide.

The events in Wisconsin, 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 Scott Walker and the mayor of Racine have issued official
proclamations recognizing January 24-30, 2016 as “School Choice Week.”

“Wisconsin was one of the first states in America to provide families
with expanded educational options, and the Badger State continues to be
a national leader in providing parents with a comprehensive portfolio of
K-12 education choices for their children,” 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 opportunities available for their kids.”

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
    Wisconsin can use the Week to look for K-12 schools for the 2016-2017
    school year. Parents in the Badger 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 private school choice programs that allow qualifying
    children, in some cases, to receive scholarships to attend private


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
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