National School Choice Week Raising Awareness

SANTA FE–– National School Choice Week is underway in New Mexico and across the country. There are 126 events planned in the Land of Enchantment to raise awareness about K-12 school choice, and 16,140 events nationwide. 

The events in New Mexico, 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. On Thursday, Jan. 28, hundreds of supporters will rally for school choice at the capitol.

Gov. Susana Martinez and the mayors of Las Cruces and Rio Ranch have issued official proclamations recognizing January 24-30, 2016 as “School Choice Week.”

“School Choice Week provides families in New Mexico with the opportunity to research and evaluate the K-12 school choices available for their children in time for 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. 

School Choice Options Available for New Mexico Families

According to National School Choice Week’s organizers, families in New Mexico can use the Week to look for K-12 schools for the 2016-2017 school year. Parents in the Land of Enchantment 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. 

About National School Choice Week

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 here.