Press Release

National School Choice Week Featured 442 Events and Activities in Massachusetts to Celebrate School Choice

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

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

Boston– Thousands of people across Massachusetts thanked their teachers and school leaders and explored educational options during School Choice Week.   

The Week featured 442 events and activities across the Bay 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 student showcase at the Massachusetts State Capitol in Boston.   

Coverage of National School Choice Week spanned the state and featured stories in outlets such as WWLP and the Framingham Source, 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 state and local levels, elected officials and community leaders recognized the importance of educational opportunity by officially recognizing the Week. Governor Charles Baker issued an official proclamation recognizing Jan. 20-26 as Massachusetts School Choice Week. The cities of Dracut, Fall River, Gloucester, Greenfield, and Leominster 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.   

“Massachusetts offers a diversity of school choice options for families, and National School Choice Week provides a great opportunity for parents to look at these choices and find the right fit for their children,” said National School Choice Week President Andrew Campanella.   

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

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