LANSING, Mich., January 20, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Michiganders Support School Choice: True or False? At the more than 700 celebrations planned for Michigan School Choice Week, families and educators were checking the “True” box.
Michigan schools, organizations and individuals are planning 772 celebrations for the Week, which will include more than 26,000 activities nationwide. One of the biggest events of Michigan will be a Capitol event for students on Thursday, January 27.
Across the country, more than two dozen landmarks and notable buildings across the United States will light up in special colors to mark the Week.
Week celebrations focus on building community, sharing student and teacher successes, and raising awareness about how to put children first in education. The goal? Support families and enhance schools so more children can find learning moments where they thrive.
Here in Michiganthere are a variety of educational options available including: traditional public schools with open enrollment on a case-by-case basis, charter schools, magnet schools, private schools, online learning, and home schooling.
Communities across the state are celebrating School Choice Week by officially proclaiming it, including cities in Ferrysburg, Livonia, Wyoming, Raisinville, Northville, Melvindale, Auburn Hillsand Williamstonand the cantons of royal oak, Mount Morris, Ishpeming, Columbus, Port Sheldon, will goand Vienna Charter.
“After disrupted learning, school choice offers families the best path to resilience,” said Andre Campanelle, chair of National School Choice Week. “As those who have benefited from School Choice celebrate the Week, we hope their stories are a beacon of hope for all families navigating the K-12 education process.”
To download a guide to Michigan school choice, use the school finder to find schools in your area, or see celebration photos and proclamation updates, visit schoolchoiceweek.com/michigan.
Local celebrants are available to discuss their plans with reporters upon request. For more information, preview a sample of Michigan events at schoolchoiceweek.com/michigan.
National School Choice Week highlights effective K-12 education options for children, also focusing on traditional, charter, magnetic, online, public school options. private and at home. Each January, participants plan tens of thousands of celebrations — such as school fairs and open houses — to raise awareness of school choice in all 50 states. School Choice Week also develops K-12 education resources and guides for families. As a non-profit effort, the Week is apolitical and non-partisan and does not advocate for legislation. For more information, visit schoolchoiceweek.com.
SOURCE National School Choice Week