What is it?
National School Choice Week (NSCW) is a time for families to learn about the educational options available in their communities. Special events are hosted by schools, organizations, homeschool groups, etc., to highlight the options and benefits each has to offer. NSCW advocates serve as facilitators for these events, helping parents make informed decisions regarding what is best for their children’s education.
When is it?
National School Choice Week is observed annually during the latter part of January. Dates for 2018 are January 21-27. Gov. Kay Ivey has also declared this week Alabama School Choice Week.
Where is it?
School Choice events are held nationwide. Parents can find a list of events in their communities on the NSCW website’s Find an Event page. A private or parochial school might hold an open house for prospective families, while homeschool groups might host informal gatherings in public meeting places, churches, or homes.
Who is behind it?
NSCW is an advocacy group supporting options in education and school choice. NSCW describes themselves as a “nonpartisan, nonpolitical, independent public awareness effort.” They recognize all forms of education: public schools (including magnet and charter), private schools, online schools, and home education.
Why attend an event?
Students not only succeed but thrive in the educational environment that best fits their needs. Parents must be well informed to make the best decisions. If you are considering homeschooling, it is extremely helpful to talk to a homeschool veteran in your local community. NSCW offers many parents the opportunity to do just that.
NGCHE will host a Get-to-Know Homeschooling meeting in Mobile County, Alabama. Anyone interested in learning more about home education is welcome to attend this free event.
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