THIS WEEK: 36 Events in North Dakota to Raise Awareness About School Choice

Governor Dalrymple proclaims “School Choice Week” in North Dakota;
the Peace Garden State plays key role in the largest celebration of
educational opportunity in US history.

BISMARK, N.D.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–National School Choice Week begins today in North Dakota and across the
country. There are 36 events planned in the Peace Garden State to raise
awareness about K-12 school choice, and 16,140 events nationwide.

The events in North Dakota, 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 North Dakota with the
opportunity to research and evaluate the K-12 school choices available
for their children in advance of 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
    North Dakota can use the Week to look for K-12 schools for the
    2016-2017 school year. Parents in the Peace Garden State can choose
    from the following education options for their children: traditional
    public 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.


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