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National School Choice Week Featured 821 Events and Activities in Kentucky to Celebrate School Choice

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

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

Frankfort– Families and educators all across Kentucky celebrated what their schools offer and every families’ opportunity to choose a school during Kentucky School Choice Week Jan 20-26.   

The Week featured 821 events and activities across the Bluegrass State, including open house events at schools, school fairs, homeschool information sessions, and other celebrations. One of the largest events was a rally at the state capitol in Frankfurt. In addition, a student celebration was held in Madisonville at the Ballard Convention Center. Additional school choice community events were held in locales such as Louisville and London.  

Coverage of National School Choice Week spanned the state and featured stories in outlets such as Hays Post, the Bowling Green Daily News, and the Bluegrass Institute, 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. Governor Matthew Bevin issued an official proclamation recognizing Jan. 20-26 as Kentucky School Choice Week. In addition, the cities of Cold Spring, Flatwoods, and Pioneer Village 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.   

“We encourage parents in Kentucky and across America to use National School Choice Week as an opportunity to evaluate the educational options available to 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 Bluegrass 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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