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

New Jersey students, communities to hold nearly 900 events as part of nation’s largest-ever celebration of school choice

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

TRENTON, NJ – Thanks to a proclamation by Gov. Murphy, Jan. 20-26 has been officially declared New Jersey School Choice Week. Gov. Murphy’s proclamation unites him with more than a dozen governors and hundreds of city and county leaders nationwide who have issued similar proclamations. 

Parents, schools, and other organizers have planned 878 events and activities across the state of New Jersey to spark conversations about the educational opportunities parents want for their children. Events and activities include rallies, roundtable discussions, coffeehouse meet-ups, festivals, school fairs, and more.  

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

“It is exciting to see how enthusiastic New Jersey parents are about school choice, and we’re grateful to Gov. Murphy for encouraging them in that,” said Andrew Campanella, president of National School Choice Week. “New Jersey families have our full support in their National School Choice Week celebrations.” 

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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