There are many options for schooling your kids in Yakima that you might not even know about. It's good to know that you have choices, and National School Choice Week is a good chance to get to know what they are.

National School Choice Week is a public awareness effort spotlighting education options for children, including traditional public schools, public charter schools, magnet schools, private schools, online learning and home-schooling. 

U.S. Rep. Dan Newhouse, R-Wash., along with Gov. Jay Inslee (who issued a proclamation for the week) support the right of parents to explore and research all educational possibilities for school-age kids.

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There is a website set up for you to explore at School Choice Week, and there are several links and ideas if you want to throw an event here in Yakima.

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As a parent, it's great to know how many options you have in Washington state to educate your children.