Press Release

Governor Ivey Proclaims Jan. 20-26 “Alabama School Choice Week”; Joins Leaders Nationwide in Celebrating Opportunity in Education

Alabama students, communities to hold more than 700 events as part of nation’s largest-ever celebration of school choice

  • January 16, 2019
  • NSCW
  • Mary Tillotson
  • (202) 480-2927 ext. 824

MONTGOMERY, AL – A recent proclamation from Gov. Ivey officially recognizes Jan. 20-26 as Alabama School Choice Week. In issuing the proclamation, Gov. Ivey joins other governors and hundreds of city and county leaders nationwide who have issued similar proclamations.  

Parents, schools, and other organizers have arranged nearly 750 events and activities across the state of Alabama, such as rallies, roundtable discussions, coffeehouse meet-ups, festivals, and school fairs. These events aim to encourage conversations about the educational opportunities parents have, or want to have, for their children. 

More than 40,000 events have been independently planned for the week nationwide, raising awareness about opportunity in education. 

“We’re excited that Alabama families are so passionate about school choice, and we’re encouraged by Gov. Ivey’s support for that,” said Andrew Campanella, president of National School Choice Week. “We wish Alabama families all the best in their celebrations and hope that the planned events and activities will help parents find the educational opportunities that best meet their children’s needs.” 

As a nonpartisan, nonpolitical public awareness effort, National School Choice Week shines a positive spotlight on effective education options for students, families, and communities around the country. From January 20 through 26, 2019, more than 40,000 independently-planned events will be held in celebration of the Week. For more information, visit 

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