DOVER, Del., Jan. 15, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- In the midst of a school year like no other, Delaware families and educators are gearing up to safely spotlight education options during School Choice Week 2021. Delaware communities are hosting 99 virtual or at-home celebrations during the Week.
Taking place annually since 2011, School Choice Week is America's largest celebration of educational choice. While typically the Week is packed with large, in-person events, school choice advocates have adapted to this year's health and safety protocols, opting for drive through scavenger hunts, virtual information sessions and showcases, online contests, drive-in movie screenings, and more.
Across the country, more than two dozen iconic U.S. landmarks and notable buildings will light up in special colors to mark the Week. In Delaware, the Grand Opera House in Wilmington will light up in red and yellow all week from Jan. 24- 30.
"2020's learning disruptions made it clear just how much families need flexible, excellent, and affordable education choices," said Andrew Campanella, president of National School Choice Week. "This National School Choice Week, let's celebrate all of Delaware's great schools, and work to give all families' access to additional learning opportunities. "
In Delaware, there are a variety of educational options available including: traditional public schools with flexible open enrollment, charter schools, magnet schools, private schools, and homeschooling.
Delaware families will be raising awareness about these choices at their virtual celebrations, which make up some of the more than 33,000 planned nationwide to spotlight K-12 education options.
To download a guide to Delaware school choice, use the Schools Near Me tool to search for schools in your area, or see celebration photos and proclamation updates, visit schoolchoiceweek.com/delaware.
National School Choice Week is an independent public awareness effort; the Week is nonpartisan, nonpolitical, and not related to any legislative advocacy campaign.
Select local celebrants are available to discuss their plans with reporters upon request.
National School Choice Week shines a spotlight on effective education options for children and is the world's largest celebration of opportunity in K-12 education. The Week is a not-for-profit effort that focuses equally on traditional public, charter, magnet, online, private, and home education options. Every January, participants plan tens of thousands of events and activities to raise awareness about school choice across all 50 states. Year-round, National School Choice Week develops resources and guides to assist families searching for schools or learning environments for their children.
SOURCE National School Choice Week