Tag: West Virginia and education savings accounts

West Virginia advocacy group creates website to show impact of contested scholarship program

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 out. The father of an academically gifted son with attention deficit hyperactivity wrote that he was anticipating the financial flexibility afforded[Read More…]

West Virginia, businesses investing in innovative education options

With rising inflation and a stock market on the rocks, any big investment is worth watching. And with researchers reporting poor returns on student achievement in assigned schools during the pandemic, this makes any investment in education even more notable. So with venture capitalists betting big on Prenda last week,[Read More…]

More than 2,000 Hope Scholarships awarded in W.Va.

Editor’s note: This news story appeared Tuesday on West Virginia’s wchstv.com. With the deadline for applications approaching, more than 2,000 students in West Virginia have been awarded the Hope Scholarship education savings account for the upcoming 2022-2023 school year, the state Treasurer’s Office said. The Hope Scholarship provides families with[Read More…]

More than 1,800 West Virginia students apply for new scholarship to support costs after leaving public school

Editor’s note: This article appeared Monday on West Virginia’s wvmetronews.com. More than 1,800 students have been ruled eligible already for the new Hope Scholarship program to pay for educational costs of students leaving the public school system. By the end of this past Friday, 1,830 students were approved for the[Read More…]