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Small Kanawha charter school, big Berkeley one, apply to state board to open
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Sep 7, 9:55 AM:

West Virginia’s charter school approval board didn’t receive many proposals for new schools by last Wednesday’s application deadline to open next year.

Only one applied to open next fall: the 30-student maximum nursing charter >

Four charter schools could hit enrollment of 1,500
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Aug 12, 9:14 AM:

Enrollment in West Virginia’s four public charter schools could reach 1,500 as the final schools open for their first school year later this month.

Virtual charter school set to begin classes in 3 weeks
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Aug 3, 7:48 AM:

The state charter school board also approved three physical charter schools earlier this year. The first, West Virginia Academy in Monongalia County, began classes this week.

Potential schools file for charters
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Aug 3, 7:46 AM:

Prairie View Community School in Chugwater, Wyoming Classical Academy Charter School in Mills and Cheyenne Classical Academy Charter School have applied for charters, according to an update from State Superintendent of Public >

In West Virginia, Scholarship Program Faces a Legal Challenge
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Jul 25, 10:54 AM:

Opponents of school choice, after a string of recent defeats in state legislatures are turning to litigation, asking courts to block these new options for parents and students.

Area Private Schools Unfazed After Hope Scholarship Ruling
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Jul 11, 7:29 AM: Leaders at local private and parochial schools aren’t yet bracing for a loss in students after this week’s court ruling deemed funding of the Hope Scholarship in West Virginia unconstitutional.
Judge Blocks West Virginia School Voucher Law
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Jul 7, 5:31 AM: Passed by the state Legislature and signed by Gov. Jim Justice last year, the law allows families to apply for state funding to support private school tuition, homeschooling fees and a wide range of other expenses.
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 public >
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 charter schools >
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 school year >
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 entirely >
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 school year >

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