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Public charter schools making enrollment progress in West Virginia
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Jun 9, 6:50 AM: The West Virginia Professional Charter School Board met virtually Wednesday morning to receive updates on the progress of the state’s first two brick-and-mortar public charter schools and the first two statewide virtual >
More than 3,000 WV students approved for nonpublic school vouchers
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May 31, 9:00 AM:

Families who receive the vouchers will be able to spend the money on a nearly unlimited variety of public school alternatives, including religious and secular private schools and home-schooling.

W.Va. Treasurer’s Office says more than 1,100 non-public school vouchers awarded in first month of applications
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Mar 30, 8:23 AM:

There is an ongoing lawsuit against top state officials that could prevent the voucher money from ever reaching families. In that lawsuit, three parents of public school students argue that the vouchers violate the state >

WV awards private school vouchers, residents react
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Mar 29, 8:29 AM: More than 1,250 scholarships have been awarded to students across the Mountain State since March 1st to help them be able to attend private schools in the state.
WV Treasurer's Office says more than 1,100 non-public school vouchers awarded in 1st month of applications
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Mar 24, 7:31 AM: The West Virginia State Treasurer's Office says it has approved nonpublic school vouchers for more than 1,100 students since applications opened March for the new program.
West Virginia approves contracts for charter schools
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Mar 16, 8:54 AM: Contracts have been approved for five public charter schools in West Virginia. West Virginia Public Broadcasting reports the Professional Charter School Board announced the approval Tuesday.
By a hair, WV delegates continue advancing 'microschools' of unlimited size
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Mar 11, 7:45 AM: These pods and microschools would generally be unregulated under the bill, Senate Bill 268. But, like charter schools and public schools, public money will be
Families apply for W.Va. Hope Scholarship program; future uncertain amid lawsuit
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Mar 10, 9:34 AM: A good idea, or an unconstitutional overreach? That's the big debate on West Virginia's new Hope Scholarship program.
House Ed backs bill paving way for 'learning pods' and 'microschools'
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Mar 9, 9:20 AM: Last month, the West Virginia Senate passed a bill that would put into law definitions of “learning pods” and “microschools.” They would be yet another type of public school alternative in a state that just legalized >
W.Va. Supreme Court Issues Stay In Charter School Lawsuit
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Feb 25, 9:43 AM: The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals voted on Thursday that charter schools in the state can continue as planned for now.
Charter schools awaiting Supreme Court order on lifting injunction
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Feb 24, 8:52 AM: If the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals doesn’t rule on a motion to stay a lower court decision blocking approved public charter schools from opening next year, that could push their start dates to the 2023-2024 >
WV Legislature pushing more bills supporting charter schools
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Feb 23, 6:30 AM: On Tuesday, the Republican-dominated Legislature reiterated its support for charter schools — publicly funded institutions that are nonetheless freed from many state personnel laws and other public school rules, and can be >
Charter schools awaiting Supreme Court order on lifting injunction
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Feb 23, 6:05 AM: If the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals doesn’t rule on a motion to stay a lower court decision blocking approved public charter schools from opening next year, that could push their start dates to the 2023-2024 >
Senators expand definitions of learning pods, micro schools
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Feb 22, 9:50 AM: An attempt by Republican members of the West Virginia Senate to expand capacity for micro schools and learning pods became a debate over public versus private education.
Bill To Reduce Homeschooler Assessments Moves Through Committee
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Feb 16, 9:22 AM: The Senate Education Committee approved a bill Tuesday that will allow parents of homeschoolers to submit their child’s academic assessment only once in that child’s homeschool career.
Lawsuit filed in Kanawha County challenging West Virginia's new private school voucher law
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Jan 20, 9:18 AM: Public school parents filed suit Wednesday in Kanawha County Circuit Court challenging the state’s private school voucher law.
W.Va. Education Officials Identify 5 Challenges Affecting State Teacher Shortage
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Jan 13, 9:11 AM: The board’s first meeting of the new year focused on identifying teacher recruitment challenges. The state is short about 1,000 certified teachers, according to the West Virginia Department of Education’s Educator >
Column: I am dyslexic, and I support school choice
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Jan 10, 9:50 AM: Access to school choice also helped me develop my writing. My dyslexia and vision issues originally caused me to mix up various letters, forget punctuation, struggle with handwriting and be unable to convey what I wanted >
Editorial: Injunction against charters just, but won't hold
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Dec 29, 8:10 AM: Last week, Kanawha Circuit Judge Jennifer Bailey granted an injunction against the opening of Yve charter schools in West Virginia, because, it would appear, the state constitution doesn’t allow them.
West Virginia court ruling sets temporary roadblock for school choice
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Dec 28, 7:28 AM: West Virginia’s charter school program has been temporarily put on hold by a Kanawha County Circuit Court amid a lawsuit questioning the constitutionality of the state’s legislation.

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