A Safe, Responsible, and Celebratory Approach to National School Choice Week 2021

Dear Participants and Supporters,

We believe that all Americans should do their part to curb the spread of COVID-19. That is why today, we are requesting that our partners and participants not plan in-person events during National School Choice Week 2021 (January 24-30). We cannot in good conscience provide support, assistance, or materials for such events in 2021.

Over the past several years, School Choice Week has grown from an effort that focuses primarily on one week of events, to a year-round effort that also provides trusted, practical information for parents who seek to choose education options that meet their children’s needs. This year, we intend to scale up these efforts even more, as an unprecedented number of parents across the country seek answers and flexibility in their children’s education. This is a tremendous national need that must be met, and our team will do everything we can to help meet it.

In addition, we encourage the schools, homeschool groups, organizations, and individuals who usually hold events during National School Choice Week to continue to use their resourcefulness and creativity to raise awareness about school choice in new ways. The possibilities are practically endless, from student art competitions, online information sessions, virtual movie nights, school and home decoration, and car parades. In fact, our team is excited to provide schools and organizations with free activity kits to help bring these ideas to life, and we will be rolling out a variety of project ideas and inspiration in the months to come.

This unique time in our country requires us all to work hard at working together and helping families and schools that are struggling. Together, we will continue to shine a spotlight on effective education options for every child by developing practical resources about K-12 education for families, spotlighting exceptional educators, assisting parents as they navigate remote learning, and supporting the individual talents of students.


Andrew R. Campanella,
President, National School Choice Week