Event State: Oregon

Salem Convention Center in Salem, Oregon

From Alaska to New York, America will light up in yellow and red to raise awareness about K-12 education opportunities during National School Choice Week 2024! (January 21–27, 2024).

WHAT: Salem Convention Center, Salem

WHERE: 200 Commercial St SE, Salem, OR, 97301

WHEN: January 20, 2024, from dusk to dawn

Close to 3 dozen iconic landmarks or notable buildings will light up in red and yellow for the Week. The landmarks’ sparkling red and yellow lights will play a role in the festivities for National School Choice Week 2024. Families are invited to capture pictures of the landmarks’ lights––or their own at-home red and yellow light displays––to share on social media using #SchoolChoiceWeek

View a complete and up-to-date list of landmarks shining a light on learning during National School Choice Week.

National School Choice Week (NSCW) informs, inspires, and empowers parents to discover the K-12 education options available for their children, including traditional public, charter, magnet, online, private, and homeschooling.

Every January, tens of thousands of schools, organizations, and individuals plan unique events and activities to shine a positive spotlight on effective education options in their communities.  The Week is a project of the nonpartisan, nonpolitical National School Choice Awareness Foundation.

Salem School Fair


Sat, January 20, 2024


11:00 am

2:00 pm



Learn more about the options available for your child’s K–12 education! Whether you are considering finding a new school for your child, or are interested in supplemental education programs, the Salem School Fair offers parents the opportunity to discover the options available so that your daughter or son can learn, thrive, succeed, and be happy!

The Salem School Fair is hosted by Education Freedom for Oregon and the National School Choice Awareness Foundation. More than 20 schools, including traditional public schools, public charter schools, magnet schools, and private schools, will have booths and tables.

Attendance is FREE and FREE FOOD AND FAMILY ACTIVITIES will be provided! Join us!

Students may win prizes for entering a contest! Students may submit a short essay, artwork, poem, or other creative presentation explaining why they like their school or how being able to choose their school helps them academically or allows them to enjoy school more. Submissions will be displayed at the fair and prizes will be awarded to the top three best submissions! Please have students mail in submissions no later than Friday, January 12th, 2024. Submissions should be sent to: Education Freedom for Oregon, PO Box 3242, Tualatin, OR 97062-3242.

Photos will be taken at this event to used in media, for our website and social media.


This event is hosted by Education Freedom for Oregon


Salem Convention Center

200 Commercial St SE





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NSCAF gratefully acknowledges the individuals who have made donations in support of the NSCW school fair series, in addition to our corporate and foundation donors. Individual donors include Maureen Blum, Sister Dale McDonald, Colleen Dippel, Deborah Hendrix, Wychella Williams, Andrew Campanella, and Sandy Brown.