School Choice Week In Idaho


By Andrew Reed

Twin Falls, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV ) It's the largest national celebration of educational opportunity this week.

School choice week is a time to raise awareness of the different types of educational choices.

Students, parents, teachers, and community leaders across Idaho are rallying this week in support of school choices.

National School Choice Week spotlights public support for increased educational options.

Those include traditional public, charter, or private schools, along with online learning and homeschooling.

"In public schools, we have a lot of diversity and with the Twin Fall School District, we have students from all over the world. This is all due to large parts of the refugee center we have,” said Superintendent Dr. Wiley Dobbs.

The national school choice organization reports more parents are actively looking at options for their children. This is at an all time high in U.S. history.

"As parents have the opportunity to choose and as children have the opportunity to choose the school they would like to attend they are more vested in it. They work harder to make it a good successful environment,” said Lisa Thompson, Xavier Charter School.

Many parents in Idaho will also use the week to begin searching for new schools, for next year.

"It really comes down to a parent asking questions and exploring options and discovering what the best fit for their children is,” said Dr. Dobbs.

If you're in the market to explore now is the time. For more information go to,

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