Press Release

National School Choice Week Featured 84 Events and Activities in South Dakota to Celebrate School Choice

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

  • February 8, 2019
  • NSCW
  • Mary Tillotson
  • pressoffice@schoolchoiceweek.com
  • 202-480-2927 ext. 824

Pierre– Families and educators around the state celebrated how school choice empowers South Dakota families during School Choice Week.   

The Week featured 84 events and activities across the Mount Rushmore State, including open house events at schools, school fairs, homeschool information sessions, and other celebrations.    

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.    

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.  

“National School Choice Week provides an opportunity for families in South Dakota and across America to evaluate their education options and research different schools in advance of the next school year,” said National School Choice Week President Andrew Campanella.   

To download a guide to school choice or learn more about school choice in the Mount Rushmore State, visit schoolchoiceweek.com/states/south-dakota.   

For information on events planned near you, please send us an email with information about your coverage area to pressoffice@schoolchoiceweek.com. 

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