Friday, 24 January 2020 09:15

National School Choice Week

National School Choice Week

NATIONWIDE — January 26 – February 1 will be National School Choice Week; this special week offers families around the country a look at all of their children’s options for education. 

Several options in New York State exist and they are: Traditional public schools, which is free for all children; Charter public schools, these are also free to attend, they provide traditional education with freedom to innovate; Magnet schools, also free to attend and they tend to focus on specific themes such as performing arts or mathematics; Online public schools, not free and parents considering this option would have to go through a private institution; Private schools are rarely free to attend but some offer scholarships, they may be faith-based; Homeschooling is permitted in all 50 states and does not cost anything.

There will be 2,300 statewide events happening during National School Choice Week to highlight each education option.

For more information visit www.schoolchoiceweek.com for a list of events in the area.

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