Indiana celebrates educational choices and quality education during annual School Choice Week
INDIANAPOLIS, January 16, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Schools, organizations and individuals plan 617 celebrations of educational opportunities this month as traditional public schools, public charter schools, public magnet schools, online learning options, private schools and home tutors highlight their unique opportunities.
In the past two years, families and educators in Indiana have faced the academic fallout from the pandemic. A survey conducted this month by the National School Choice Awareness Foundation found that 53.7 percent of parents have recently explored or are considering new options for their children’s education. During School Choice Week 2023, parents can learn about school choices and attend local events as they consider their K-12 options for the next school year.
Across the country, parents can choose from traditional public schools, public charter schools, public magnet schools, online learning, private schools, homeschooling, and newer options like learning pods or microschooling.
But educational policies vary from state to state. Indiana Families have relatively limited options for choosing traditional public schools through open enrollment options, but there are many public charter and public magnet schools. The state also offers many free, full-time online public schools, and nearly 80 percent of them Indiana Students are eligible for a voucher or tax credit stipend to help families afford private school. Within the past year Indiana created a new educational savings account program for students with special needs.
Nationwide, positive, family-friendly events supporting a wide range of school offers are planned, from internal school activities to large festivals. Among the notable celebrations in Indiana will be a community celebration organized by EdChoice January 25th in Indianapolis and a fair and community potluck organized by KH Christian Academy in Mishawaka. The AES Indiana in Indianapolis lights up January 25th with the colors of the school choice.
“School Choice Week is about helping parents and children find their way and celebrate learning,” she said Andrew Campanella, President and CEO of the National School Choice Awareness Foundation. “In Indiana, we look forward to a week of positive celebrations, fruitful conversations, and practical opportunities for families and educators across the state.”
To download a guide to Indiana School Choices, use the school locator tool to find schools near you, or to view celebration photos, visit schoolchoiceweek.com/indiana.
Local revelers are available upon request to discuss their plans with reporters. For more information contact our team at [email protected].
National School Choice Week (NSCW) informs, inspires, and empowers parents to explore the K-12 educational options available to their children, including traditional public, public charter, public magnet, online, private, and home schooling. Each January, tens of thousands of schools, organizations and individuals plan unique events and activities to spotlight effective educational options in their communities. The week is a project of the nonpartisan, nonpolitical National School Choice Awareness Foundation.
SOURCE National School Choice Week