Press Release

National School Choice Week Featured 907 Events and Activities in Wisconsin to Celebrate School Choice

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

Madison– Millions of Wisconsinites celebrated how a wide variety of schools of all types are educating students this School Choice Week.   

The Week featured 907 events and activities across the Badger State, including open house events at schools, school fairs, homeschool information sessions, and other celebrations. One of the largest events in the state was a school fair at The Italian Community Center in Milwaukee. Additional school choice community events were held in locales such as Clintonville and Randolph.  

Coverage of National School Choice Week spanned the state and featured stories in outlets such as Fox 6 NOW and The Cap Times, 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 counties of Barron and Lincoln and the cities of Algoma, Allouez, Appleton, Hobart, Kaukauna, Neenah, North Hudson, Pembine, Prescott, Rushford, Boyceville, North Prairie, Viroqua, and Wuasau 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.   

“Wisconsin has long been at the forefront of offering families a variety of different educational choices, and National School Choice Week is the time for Wisconsin moms and dads to explore those choices for 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 Badger 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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