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National School Choice Week Featured 58 Events and Activities in Vermont to Celebrate School Choice

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

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

Montpelier– Families and educators celebrated School Choice Week and the empowerment and flexibility that educational options provide Vermont students.   

The Week featured 58 events and activities across the Green Mountain 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 rally at the Capitol Theater in Montpelier followed by a school choice celebration at the Capitol Plaza in Montpelier.  

Coverage of National School Choice Week spanned the state and featured stories in outlets such as True North Reports and the Caledonian Record, 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 state and local levels, elected officials and community leaders recognized the importance of educational opportunity by officially recognizing the Week. Governor Philip Scott issued an official proclamation recognizing Jan. 20-26 as Vermont School Choice Week. The town of Waterford issued a proclamation recognizing School Choice Week in its 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.    

“Vermont has some of America’s longest-running school choice programs and policies, and we encourage Vermont families to discover these education 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 Green Mountain 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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