Press Release

National School Choice Week Featured 1,728 Events and Activities in Ohio to Celebrate School Choice

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

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

Columbus– School Choice Week events were held across Ohio as students, parents and teachers celebrated every type of K-12 education during School Choice Week.   

The Week featured 1,728 events and activities across the Buckeye 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 Lordes University in the Franciscan Center in Sylvania. Additional school choice community events were held in locales such as Maumee and Salem.  

Coverage of National School Choice Week spanned the state and featured stories in outlets such as the Sidney Daily News and WKYC 3, 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 Vinton and Warren and the cities of Beaver Township, Blanchester, Cleveland, Dayton, Dover, Findlay, Genoa, Granville, Groveport, Mansfield, Medina, Mentor-on-the-Lake, Middletown, Montgomery, Norwood, Payne, Sheffield Lake, Trotwood, and Westlake 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.   

“Christian Life Academy has celebrated National School Choice Week for several years… We are thankful that we have the choice of where to attend school in Ohio and want to thank our community for their support,” said Melissa Boggs, administrator at Christian Life Academy, a Christian preschool in Jackson, Ohio.   

“Ohio has long provided families with access to a variety of educational opportunities and we encourage Ohio families to explore these options during National School Choice Week,” said National School Choice Week President Andrew Campanella.   

To download a guide to school choice or learn more about school choice in the Buckeye 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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