Press Release

Countdown Begins: National School Choice Week 2019 to Feature 40,000+ Events and Activities Across America

National School Choice Week will be held January 20–26, 2019.

  • January 7, 2019
  • NSCW
  • Mary C. Tillotson
  • 202-480-2927 ext. 824

WASHINGTON, DC – When it comes to their children’s K-12 education, many families have more choices than ever before. School choice options include traditional public schools, public charter schools, public magnet schools, private schools, online learning, and homeschooling.

During National School Choice Week (January 20-26, 2019), millions of Americans will discover school choice options for their own families – and raise awareness about the importance of opportunity in education – at a record-breaking 40,594 community-based events and activities.

Events range from open houses at schools to homeschool information sessions, school fairs, parent nights, school tours, and talent shows. Large celebrations and school fairs are also planned in more than 70 cities.

“Every child deserves a great education,” said Andrew Campanella, president of National School Choice Week. “When families are empowered to choose a school or education environment that best meets the needs of their individual children, students have more opportunities to be inspired, be successful, and be happy. During National School Choice Week, we invite all Americans to learn more about school choice, celebrate great schools in their communities, and shine a positive spotlight on the benefits of opportunity in education.”

National School Choice Week was first celebrated in 2011. NSCW is a nonpartisan, nonpolitical public awareness effort with events and activities independently planned by schools, homeschool groups, organizations, and individuals.

More information and resources for journalists covering the Week can be found at

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