Press Release

National School Choice Week Featured 130 Events and Activities in Rhode Island to Celebrate School Choice

Ocean State Parents Discovered Education Options for Children During National School Choice Week

  • February 8, 2019
  • NSCW
  • Mary Tillotson
  • pressoffice@schoolchoiceweek.com
  • 202-480-2927 ext. 824

Providence– Students, parents, teachers, and community leaders celebrated options in K-12 education during School Choice Week.   

The Week featured 130 events and activities across the Ocean State, including open house events at schools, school fairs, homeschool information sessions, and other celebrations. One of the largest events in the state was a legislative reception at the Rhode Island Capitol in Providence.  

Coverage of National School Choice Week spanned the state and featured stories in outlets such as The Times and the Warwick Beacon, among many others.   

Nationwide, 40,549 events and activities were organized to raise awareness during National School Choice Week (Jan. 20-26, 2019), and 10.8 million Americans are estimated to have participated. It was the largest series of education-related events and activities in U.S. history.    

On the local level, elected officials and community leaders recognized the importance of educational opportunity by officially recognizing the Week. The cities of Lincoln and Woonsocket issued proclamations recognizing School Choice Week in their community.   

Celebrated since 2011, National School Choice Week is an independent public awareness effort. The Week is nonpartisan and nonpolitical, and it is not related to any legislative advocacy campaign.   

“Rhode Island families have a variety of school choice options and we encourage parents across the state to use National School Choice Week to evaluate these choices in advance of the next school year,” said National School Choice Week President Andrew Campanella.   

To download a guide to school choice or learn more about school choice in the Ocean State, visit schoolchoiceweek.com/states/rhode-island.   

For information on events planned near you, please send us an email with information about your coverage area to pressoffice@schoolchoiceweek.com. 

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