Press Release

National School Choice Week Featured 366 Events and Activities in Connecticut to Celebrate School Choice

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

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

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

The Week featured 366 events and activities across the Constitution State, including open house events at schools, school fairs, homeschool information sessions, and other celebrations in communities such as Hartford.  

Coverage of National School Choice Week spanned the state and featured stories in outlets such as WTIC News Talk and WRCH Radio, among 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 Anosonia, North Canaan, and North Haven have 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.    

“National School Choice Week provides a chance for Connecticut parents to evaluate the different schools for their children so that they can find the best match,” said National School Choice Week President Andrew Campanella.   

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