Press Release

National School Choice Week Featured 853 Events and Activities in Virginia to Celebrate School Choice

Old Dominion 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

Richmond– School Choice Week was celebrated across Virginia as students, parents and teachers at every type of K12 education recognized School Choice Week.   

The Week featured 853 events and activities across the Old Dominion 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 Stanley and Winchester.  

Coverage of National School Choice Week spanned the state and featured stories in outlets such as Fredericksburg.com, among others.   

Nationwide, 40,549 events and activities are being organized to raise awareness during National School Choice Week (Jan. 20-26, 2019), and 10.8 million Americans are expected to participate. It will be 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 county of Shenandoah and the cities of Bedford, Blackstone, Chesapeake, and Vienna 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.   

“National School Choice Week provides an opportunity for families in Virginia 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 Old Dominion State, visit schoolchoiceweek.com/states/virginia.   

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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