Press Release

National School Choice Week Featured 731 Events and Activities in Louisiana to Celebrate School Choice

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

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

Baton Rouge– As students continue to enjoy educational opportunity and academic success, families, schools, and organizations celebrated School Choice Week.   

The Week featured 731 events and activities across the Pelican State, including open house events at schools, school fairs, homeschool information sessions, and other celebrations. Additional school choice community events were held in locales such as Baton Rouge, New Orleans, Shreveport, and Slidell. 

Coverage of National School Choice Week spanned the state and featured stories in outlets such as The Advocate and the Business Report, 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 cities of Arnaudville, Cottonport, Golden Meadow, Leesville, Logansport, Plaquemine, Port Allen, Baldwin, Krotz Springs, and Welsh 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.   

“Louisiana families have options for their children’s K-12 education, and we encourage parents to use National School Choice Week as a chance to evaluate their options,” said National School Choice Week President Andrew Campanella.   

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