An unprecedented 16,104 events are scheduled across the country for National School Choice Week, which began Monday even as some schools were closed due to snow.

A record 32 governors and 240 mayors and county leaders issued official proclamations recognizing the week of Jan. 24-30 as School Choice Week, which is designed to spotlight educational options for schoolchildren.

“The goal of National School Choice Week is to raise awareness among parents that when it comes to their children’s K-12 education, they have options,” Andrew R. Campanella, president of National School Choice Week, said in a statement.  Read More