AUSTIN, Texas — When it comes to a child's education, there are plenty of choices in the Austin area.

National School Choice Week organizers wanted to make sure parents were aware of all the options in and around Central Texas. So instead of the usual rally at the State Capitol, the group sponsored the Austin School Fair at the Bob Bullock Museum.

Around 50 schools and education services were on display as part of the Austin School Fair in the museum's "Austin Room" on the third floor Saturday.

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Organizers said the point of the fair was to show parents what's out there.

"We want families to understand what Austin ISD has to offer, but we also want them to understand what private schools and traditional public charter schools have to offer," Randan Steinahauser, an advisor with the National School Choice Week, said.

Governor Greg Abbott declared Jan. 26 through Feb. 1 as Texas School Choice Week 2020. More than 4,800 events are scheduled across the state this week to bring awareness to education options.

To learn more about school choice options in Texas, you can check out the National School Choice Week's "Guide to School Choice in Texas."

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