by Tillie Elvrum
Every January students, parents, educators, and community leaders across the country come together to celebrate National School Choice Week. NSCW recognizes the need for school choice options for every family including traditional public schools, public charter and magnet schools, private schools, online schools, and homeschooling.
School Choice Week is always one of my favorite times of the year because not only do we celebrate school choice, but we do the important work of informing parents about all the educational options available to their children. As a parent advocate, I know that parents make informed education decisions for students when they are empowered with school choice. In turn, they become engaged advocates for their children. That is always worth celebrating!
The National Coalition for Public School Options is proud to co-sponsor several events in partnership with NSCW. I was excited to kick-off National School Choice Week at the Celebrate Youth event in the Tampa area on Saturday, January 19th. Florida families are blessed with an abundance of school choice and I enjoyed celebrating with thousands of families at this flagship event.
I‘ll also join Wyoming families on January 23rd for a panel discussion on the future of education. PSO will also co-host panels in Maine, Alabama, and Louisiana.
National School Choice Week will host a record-breaking 40,549 events January 20th-26th and PSO is proud to be a part of the celebration. You can learn more about National School Choice Week and find an event near you at www.schoolchoiceweek.com.