National School Choice Week is in full swing and started strong with vibrant and engaging school fairs that unfolded this Saturday across the nation. Although Sunday marked the official first day of National School Choice Week, folks couldn’t contain their excitement and kicked things off early! As we immerse ourselves in the essence of choice in education, let’s take a journey through Saturday’s fairs, showcasing the rich tapestry of educational opportunities available to students and parents.
Fairs brought together traditional public schools, public charter schools, public magnet schools, private schools, online learning, homeschooling, and nontraditional education options, in one place, making it easy for families to see the real school choices in their communities.
The air was buzzing with anticipation as attendees explored the world of educational options presented by participating schools. From captivating presentations to hands-on activities, the school fairs were a hub of excitement. Enthusiastic students showcased their talents through performances, while interactive exhibits brought learning to life. Attendees had the chance to immerse themselves in the dynamic world of education, making the fairs a memorable experience for the family.
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The Denver School Fair, hosted by Transform Education Now, was an exhilarating event that gave families in Colorado the chance to connect with over 30 schools! From informative conversations to interactive activities, the fair was an incredible opportunity for families to discover their perfect educational match.
GeorgiaCAN hosted an Atlanta school fair, connecting families with representatives from over 60 schools. It was a fantastic chance for families to gain valuable insights and make informed decisions about their children’s education. The fair was jam packed with family-friendly activities, food, and more!
California families had the opportunity to explore local independent schools, attend workshops, and enjoy family fun at the school fair hosted by the California Policy Center and La Union de Padres in Los Angeles. The fair featured family friendly activities including a student showcase and more!
Hosted by Nevada School Choice Coalition, families in Las Vegas got the chance to meet a representative from more than 80 schools, including traditional public schools, public charter schools, and private schools at the Las Vegas school fair. The fair was full of family-friendly activities, student performances, face painting, and other entertainment that the whole family could enjoy!
Families Empowered hosted a Texas-sized fair in Austin with representatives from over 40 schools—traditional public, charter, magnet, and private. Families explored, enjoyed, and discovered education options in a lively and entertaining atmosphere with free admission to the Bullock Museum.
Hosted by HawaiiKidsCAN, families at the Honolulu school fair had the opportunity to meet representatives from over 20 schools, including traditional public schools, public charter schools, and private schools. The fair was jam-packed with entertaining family fun including lively student performances.
Hosted by Public Charter Schools of New Mexico, families at the Albuquerque school fair had the opportunity to meet representatives from over 20 schools, including public charter schools, traditional public schools, magnet schools, and private schools. The fair was jam packed with family fun activities like face painting, student performances, and more!
NavigateED and Families Empowered hosted a collaborative fair where families had the chance to meet with representatives from more than 20 schools, including traditional public schools, public charter schools, magnet schools, and private schools. The Tucson fair was full of fun and educational activities including face painting, music, and more!
Hosted by Choose A School families had the chance to meet with representatives from more than 50 schools, including traditional public schools, public charter schools, and private schools. The Phoenix school fair provided an array of family-fun activities catered to all ages, including music, face painting, and an exciting balloon drop!
Hosted by Olympic Christian School, families had the chance to meet representatives from over 20 schools, including traditional public schools, public charter schools, magnet schools, and private schools. The Clallam school fair was jam-packed with tons of family-friendly activities, live music, and face painting!
Education Freedom for Oregon hosted a dynamic fair, giving families the chance to meet with representatives from more than 20 schools. Students also had the opportunity to showcase their creativity and win prizes through a contest, expressing why they liked their school or how school choice positively impacted them academically.
Hosted by The Reform Alliance, Little Rock families had the opportunity to meet representatives from more than 20 schools, including traditional public schools, public charter schools, and private schools. The Little Rock school fair was bustling with family-friendly activities that made children of all ages smile from ear to ear.
The Coalition of Idaho Charter School Families hosted the Boise School Fair with over 20 schools available for families to explore and learn about their educational options. The Boise School Fair was bustling with various family fun festivities like face painting, music, and more!
Didn’t get a chance to attend? Don’t worry! There are a variety of exciting family-friendly events happening across the country this week that you won’t want to miss!
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