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National School Choice Week FeaturedOver 700Events and Activities in Alabama to Celebrate School Choice

Yellowhammer State Parents DiscoveredEducation Options for Children During National School Choice Week

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

Montgomery– School Choice Week was celebrated across Alabama as students, parents and teachers from every type of K-12 education option celebrated opportunity in education. 

The Week featured over 700 events and activities across the Yellowhammer 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 series of breakfast roundtables featuring education scholarship recipient families in Huntsville, Birmingham, and Mobile. Additional school choice community events were held in locales such as Tuscaloosa and Bessemer. 

Coverage of National School Choice Week spanned the state and featured stories in outlets such as the Alabama Daily NewsYellowhammer News, and Alabama Today, 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 state and local levels, elected officials and community leaders recognized the importance of educational opportunity by officially recognizing the Week. Governor Kay Ivey issued an official proclamation recognizing Jan. 20-26 as Alabama School Choice Week. In addition, the cities of Athens, Brundidge, Clanton, Daphne, Elberta, Jemison, Montgomery, Ohatchee, Orange Beach, and Vincent 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. 

“Alabama families have more choices for their children’s education than ever before, and we encourage parents to use National School Choice Week to explore these options,” said National School Choice Week President Andrew Campanella. 

To download a guide to school choice or learn more about school choice in the Yellowhammer State, visit 

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