Get out your yellow scarves. It’s National School Choice Week (NSCW)!

Torah Day School of Atlanta students at a past National School Choice Week event.

Torah Day School of Atlanta students at a past National School Choice Week event.

Beginning with a special kick-off event today in Jacksonville, Florida, NSCW will be celebrated across the country with more than 11,000 events in 50 states during the week of January 25th to 31st. NCSW is a positive and enthusiastic celebration of all educational options, including private, religious education. To find an event near you go to www.schoolchoiceweek.com Participating in NSCW enhances our ability to form strong advocacy networks to promote vouchers, tax credits and other vital school choice initiatives.

Agudath Israel of America has been an active participant since the first NSCW and is, once again, co-sponsoring events in several states. More than 8,000 schools, including many Jewish schools, are sponsoring their own events. National School Choice Week is nonpolitical and does not advocate for any legislation, however some schools are using NSCW to educate their students (and parents) about existing school choice programs in their state or proposed legislation.

This would be a great week to contact your elected officials, thanking them for the school choice options available in your state or asking them to expand the choices for your family. For more information about private school choice programs around the country contact staterelations@agudathisrael.org.