420 Events Across Garden State

TRENTON, NJ – School Choice Week starts today in New Jersey and across America. Throughout the Week, which runs until January 31, there will be 420 school choice events across the Garden 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 New Jersey 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.

New Jersey cities with the most events include Newark, Camden and Paterson. To help raise additional awareness, the mayors of Atlantic City and Vineland have issued proclamations officially recognizing Jan. 25-31, 2015 as School Choice Week in their cities.

“New Jersey parents 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 New Jersey have a variety of K-12 education options for their children. Families in the Garden State can choose from the following education options for their children: traditional public schools, public charter schools, magnet schools, private schools, and homeschooling. .

ABOUT NATIONAL SCHOOL CHOICE WEEK

Held every January, National School Choice Week shines a positive spotlight on effective education options for children, including traditional public schools, public charter schools, magnet schools, online academies, private schools, and homeschooling. For more information, visit www.schoolchoiceweek.com or www.facebook.com/schoolchoiceweek. #SchoolChoice and #SCW on @schoolchoicewk