Lesson 1: About School Choice

Lesson Overview: The term “school choice” means giving parents the opportunity to choose the type of school their child will attend. Whether a military family is moving with school-age children or wants to ensure the best education for their children in their current location, they need to be equipped with information about appropriate education options. This lesson informs School Liaisons about types of school choice and helpful decision-making criteria.

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Learning Objectives: After completing this module, School Liaisons will be able to:  

  • Provide an overview of school choice options in the U.S. education system.
  • Provide an overview of specialized programs for students in the U.S. education system.
  • Identify and compare variations in grading systems.
  • Identify and compare variations in classroom size, curricula, teacher qualification and academic performance.
  • Identify academic support to augment school-day learning and determine the most appropriate for a given student’s need.