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National School Choice Week Featured 1,428 Events and Activities in Georgia to Celebrate School Choice

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

  • February 8, 2019
  • NSCW
  • Mary Tillotson
  • 202-480-2927 ext. 824

Atlanta– With education options continuing to expand in Georgia, schools, families, and organizations celebrated School Choice Week with an unprecedented number of events.  

The Week featured 1,428 events and activities across the Peach 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 school fair at Ivy Preparatory Academy in Atlanta. Additional school choice community events were held in locales such as Jeffersonville, Kennesaw, and Albany.  

Coverage of National School Choice Week spanned the state and featured stories in outlets such as the Albany HeraldAJC, and 11 Alive, 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 counties of Fulton, Hall, Henry, Jasper, and Liberty and the cities of Blue Ridge, Brunswick, Columbus, Doraville, Fairburn, Garden City, Greenville, Hiram, Hosschton, Kennesaw, Loganville, and Thunderbolt 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.                              

“Georgia families have a variety of education options for their children and Georgia is a national leader in providing K-12 education options,” said National School Choice Week President Andrew Campanella.   

To download a guide to school choice or learn more about school choice in the Peach State, visit   

For information on events planned near you, please send us an email with information about your coverage area to 

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