THIS WEEK: 409 Events in Michigan to Raise Awareness About School Choice

Governor Snyder proclaims “School Choice Week” in Michigan; the
Great Lakes State plays key role in the largest celebration of
educational opportunity in US history.

LANSING, Mich.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–National School Choice Week begins today in Michigan and across the
country. There are 409 events planned in the Great Lakes State to raise
awareness about K-12 school choice, and 16,140 events nationwide.

The events in Michigan, 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 Rick Snyder, the mayors of Dearborn and Kalamazoo, and county
leaders from Kent and Oakland counties have issued official
proclamations recognizing January 24-30, 2016 as “School Choice Week.”

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


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