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Every child deserves an effective, challenging, and motivating education. And, because each student has their own unique set of talents, interests, and challenges, having a variety of options is crucial. Each year in January, school choice supporters across the nation celebrate National School Choice Week. Families, schools, and organizations amplify the message of parent empowerment and opportunity in education. Since 2011, National School Choice Week has grown into the world’s largest celebration of opportunity in education.
In a survey conducted January 3-6, 2022 by National School Choice Week, more than half of parents said that they were considering, or had considered in the last year, choosing a new or different school for one of their children. At OCCS we believe that all parents, regardless of zip code or income, deserve to choose an education that best meets their child’s needs.
Families turn to charter schools for many reasons, often seeking alternative learning styles, a school with a special focus, or a school that works with their unique family dynamics. Charter schools are an excellent option. They have the freedom to innovate and are held to high standards of performance. We’re proud to sponsor 48 charter schools across Ohio, including brick-and-mortar and virtual schools.
We encourage you to join us in celebrating National School Choice Week! Events in Ohio will be happening throughout the week. The Ohio eSchool Families & Friends Coalition is hosting a bowling and pizza party in Cuyahoga county for eSchool families to celebrate and connect with other families. It will take place on January 28, 2022 from 12:00PM to 2:00PM. Students will also have time to write to their legislators and do video testimonials. For those interested in attending, visit ohioeschoolcoalition.org.
For activity ideas, printables, and other resources for the week, please visit the School Choice Week website. All materials are sorted by group: parents, educators, and organizations.