Another National School Choice Week is behind us, but we’re still savoring all the great #NSCW moments from 2020! Take a look below for some of our favorite reads and stories from the week.
WATCH: Governor Bush Visits True North Classical Academy in Miami, FL
“It was a privilege to be with the students, parents and teachers of True North today and recognize their many accomplishments.”
Governor Jeb Bush
Though NSCW started in 2011, the idea of “school choice” long predates the week that now celebrates it. As stakeholders across the nation reflect on the current status of school choice, it is equally important to consider the history of school choice.
Two years after being named a finalist in ExcelinEd’s Choices in Ed Video Contest, Tricia Shelton now has adopted two more children into her family. Because of school choice, Tricia is able to send her kids to the schools that best fit their unique needs.
Is school choice against the wall? Not according to the data. Demand for and use of school choice programs has been steadily (and in some cases dramatically) increasing.
After winning ExcelinEd’s Choices in Ed Video Competition two years ago, Cabral Clements has settled into his professional life as a filmmaker. He recently reflected on how school choice allowed him to find his passion for film, and how he developed personal skills that left a lasting impact on his college and career goals.
In 2011, just 150 events took place to celebrate the first-ever National School Choice Week. This year, the annual celebration of opportunity in education sparked nearly 52,000 events. But just who, exactly, uses the school choice opportunities that millions are celebrating in 2020?
ExcelinEd’s new brief Building for Success: How States Can Address Charter School Facility Needs can help states determine how well charter school facility needs are being met with existing state policies. The brief introduces a Charter School Facility Index which states can use to assess whether they are addressing the full facility needs of charter schools.