Governor Snyder Recognizes “Michigan School Choice Week”

Lansing, MI- January 25, 2015– School Choice Week starts today in Michigan and across America. Throughout the Week, which runs until January 31, there will be 236 school choice events across the Wolverine State.

The events are part of National School Choice Week, which will feature 11,082 events across America – the largest celebration of educational opportunity in US history.

School Choice Week events in Michigan include open houses, information sessions, policy roundtable discussions and more – planned by schools, organizations, homeschool groups and individuals. The goal of the events is to inform parents about the K-12 education options available for their children, while raising awareness of the benefits providing families with a variety of different options for their children’s education.

Michigan cities with the most events include Detroit (30), Ann Arbor (9), Lansing (8), and Grand Rapids (7). County leaders in Kent County have also issued a proclamation officially recognizing School Choice Week.

“Parents in Michigan have choices when it comes to where to send their children to school, and National School Choice Week provides an opportunity for families to look into the options available to them, and, if they feel they want greater opportunities — to have their voices heard.” – Andrew R. Campanella, president, National School Choice Week

Parents across Michigan have a variety of K-12 education options for their children. Families in the Wolverine 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. .


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