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Ruling: West Virginia is allowed to ban abortion pill

(The Center Square) – A federal court in West Virginia determined that the state is able to ban the sale of abortion pill mifepristone. U.S. District Judge Robert C. Chambers… Read More

August 25, 2023
Christian Schools
More families than ever are enrolling in school choice programs

School choice programs nationwide are experiencing surges of growth as parents of eligible students seek out the best education for their children. Enrollment in Indiana’s Choice… Read More

June 21, 2023
Public Education
West Virginia approves 5,000 Hope Scholarship ESA applications

(The Center Square) – West Virginia received 6,300 applications for its Hope Scholarship educational savings accounts for next school year and approved 5,047 at a cost of $22 million as… Read More

June 7, 2023
Public Education
West Virginia University makes COVID-era “test-optional” policy permanent

West Virginia University announced applicants can continue to opt-out of taking entrance tests, making its pandemic “test-optional” policy permanent. WVU’s move is part of an emerging, nationwide trend away… Read More

April 28, 2023
Courts, Culture
18 AGs say transgender boys should play on girls’ sports teams, denying ‘inherent differences between biological males and females’

A coalition of 18 state attorneys general are opposing a West Virginia law restricting youth sports participation by biological sex. Led by New York Attorney General Letitia James,… Read More

April 6, 2023
California AG interjects with brief in West Virginia trans athletics case

(The Center Square) – Twelve-year-old “B.P.J  simply wants to participate on her school’s girls’ cross country and track teams with her friends. B.P.J. began expressing her gender identity at… Read More

April 6, 2023
Christian Schools, Legislation
Why chipping away at the Blaine Amendments is important for school choice

With 29 states currently considering school choice legislation, the education freedom movement seems unstoppable. But the legacy of a 19th century congressman hasn’t made it… Read More

March 10, 2023
West Virginia governor signs new open enrollment policy into law

Gov. Jim Justice signed a bill on Saturday to allow open enrollment in West Virginia’s public schools. HB 2596 enables students to leave a public school… Read More

March 7, 2023
Public Education
ACLU opposes free speech, scientific exchange over intelligent design in West Virginia schools

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) took a stand against free speech, opposing a West Virginia bill that would make the teaching of intelligent design in public schools constitutional. Read More

March 7, 2023
Judge: WV’s law restricting transgender athletes constitutional

(The Center Square) – A federal judge paved the way for West Virginia’s law barring transgender girls from participating on female sports teams to be enforced, ruling the legislature’s… Read More

January 9, 2023
West Virginia’s highest court’s opinion: Education choice programs, traditional public school systems can co-exist

(reimaginED) – The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, which last month upheld the constitutionality of the Hope Scholarship education choice program, issued on Thursday a 49-page majority decision that… Read More

November 21, 2022
Public Education
Report: Pandemic policies set average WV school district back 7 months in math

(The Center Square) – Every West Virginia school district saw significant learning losses between 2019 and 2022, with students being more than three-fourths of a year behind on average, according… Read More

November 3, 2022
West Virginia’s Amendment 4 would hold appointed state education board accountable, supporters argue

Every government agency in West Virginia is required by law to submit new rules and regulations to state lawmakers for approval, with one glaring exception: the Department of Education. Read More

November 1, 2022
School Choice advocates hope wins in West Virginia, Arizona, encourage Kansas legislature

(The Sentinel) – School Choice supporters in Kansas are applauding a pair of recent victories in West Virginia and Arizona that they hope will result in similar legislation when lawmakers… Read More

WV Supreme Court overturns school choice ban

(The Center Square) – A temporary injunction that blocked West Virginia from implementing a school choice program is no longer in effect, per a decision from the state Supreme Court… Read More

October 7, 2022
Public Education
WV gets nearly $2.9 million in federal money for education, job training

(The Center Square) – West Virginia received nearly $2.9 million from the federal government to support education and job training programs through two grants from the U.S. Department of Labor. Read More

October 7, 2022
West Virginia advocacy group creates website to show impact of contested scholarship program

(reimaginED) – Almost immediately after a judge’s ruling shut down the state’s first education savings account program, emails flooded the Cardinal Institute for West Virginia Policy from families pouring their hearts… Read More

October 7, 2022
Culture, Homeschools
Homeschool nonprofit counters unlawful challenges to parental freedoms 

A $2,000 bill just to process homeschool paperwork in New York? A threatening letter from a school district in West Virginia, stating that a student would be required… Read More

September 8, 2022
Morrisey files WV Supreme Court brief in support of school voucher program

(The Center Square) – In the legal battle to expand school choice opportunities in West Virginia, Attorney General Patrick Morrisey filed a brief with the state Supreme Court to ask… Read More

September 8, 2022
West Virginia charter schools finding solid ground

(reimaginED) – Weeks into the start of a new school year that saw the launch of the first approved public charter schools in West Virginia, a report on the schools’… Read More

September 7, 2022