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National School Choice Week Featured 59 Events and Activities in Alaska

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

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

Juneau– Families and educators across Alaska celebrated the unique needs and opportunities school choice provides students during National School Choice Week, Jan. 20-26.  

The Week featured 59 events and activities across the Last Frontier State, including open house events at schools, school fairs, homeschool information sessions, and other celebrations.  

Coverage of National School Choice Week was featured in the Delta News. 

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 Mike Dunleavy issued an official proclamation recognizing Jan. 20-26 as Alaska School Choice Week. The borough of Kenai Peninsula issued a proclamation recognizing School Choice Week.  

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. 

“Alaska families have choices for their children’s education, and National School Choice Week is the time to explore the different types of schools available throughout the state,” said National School Choice Week President Andrew Campanella. 

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