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National School Choice Week Featured 348 Events and Activities in Kansas to Celebrate School Choice

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

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

Topeka– Families and educators across Kansas celebrated the unique needs and opportunities school choice provides students during School Choice Week.  

The Week featured 348 events and activities across the Sunflower State, including open house events at schools, school fairs, homeschool information sessions, and other celebrations. One of the largest events was a rally at the Kansas Capitol Building in Topeka. Additional school choice community events were held in locales such as Manhattan and Cherryvale.  

Coverage of National School Choice Week spanned the state and featured stories in outlets such as the Wichita Eagle and WIBW, 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 Ellsworth, Johnson, and Sedgwick and the cities of Altamont, Chanute, Hays, and Paola 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.   

“We encourage Kansas families to discover the different school choice options available for their children 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 Sunflower 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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