Tag: West Virginia and Hope Scholarship

How West Virginia went from bottom to top in education choice and innovation

Editor’s note: This commentary from Kerry McDonald, senior education fellow at the Foundation for Economic Education, appeared Tuesday on the foundation’s website. West Virginia has experienced a dramatic expansion of educational freedom over the past year, from the state legislature passing a near-universal education savings account program called the Hope[Read More…]

Hope is not yet lost in West Virginia

Editor’s note: Garrett Ballengee, founding executive director of the Cardinal Institute for West Virginia Policy and a reimaginED guest blogger, provided this commentary exclusively for reimaginED. Ups and downs. Steps forward and steps backward. Optimism and despair. Order and chaos. For anyone working in education policy and education reform, those[Read More…]

West Virginia education choice supporters press on in wake of appellate court denial

Editor’s note: Read more about the court denial here. With only three weeks remaining before classes resume, more than 3,000 West Virginia families remain in limbo after a state appellate court refused to intervene in a lower court’s ruling that halted the newly approved Hope Scholarship education savings account program[Read More…]

West Virginia Intermediate Court of Appeals rejects stay request on Hope Scholarship

Editor’s note: This article appeared Tuesday on wvmetronews.com. CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The Intermediate Court of Appeals of West Virginia has denied a stay request related to the state’s education voucher program. The court issued an order on Tuesday following the West Virginia Attorney General’s Office’s appeal against a decision on the Hope Scholarship[Read More…]