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Designing the Future of Education

We just concluded a celebration of CTE month in February and it is refreshing to see a renewed interest in preparing students for the careers of today and tomorrow. States, including West Virginia, have set postsecondary attainment goals so that their citizens are better prepared for in-demand, high wage jobs.

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The American Melting Pot

As a youngster sitting in my elementary school social studies classes and learning about the history of the United States of America, I vividly recall the phrases my teachers used to describe this country such as a “melting pot,” or “a nation of immigrants.” What my younger self didn’t recognize

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The Power of Self-Education

“All men who have turned out worth anything have had a chief hand in their own education.”– Sir Walter Scott Here we are, almost half way through the 2020 Legislative session and all is calm at our state capitol. It’s easy to find parking, lines through security are short, and

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Looking Forward to National School Choice Week 2020!

National School Choice Week is next week, and we’re excited for the ability to celebrate educational freedom and opportunity across West Virginia! Last year’s School Choice Celebration was a blast! We had nearly 800 students, teachers, administrators, and parents present showcasing their great successes in education. This year we are

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When Will West Virginia Value ALL Students?

In today’s society we want choices. We want choices in the restaurants we eat at, the clothing we wear, the type of careers we have, the vehicles we drive, where we vacation, and where we live. But for some reason in West Virginia many people see having a choice in

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Legislative Scorecard

This week on the blog Americans for Prosperity – West Virginia, one of our coalition members, shares their 2019 Legislative Scorecard! This scorecard covers a variety of issues that AFP-WV works on, but for our purposes, the most important bills to look at are the education bills that were debated

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Perspectives: School Choice is a Fundamental Right of Parents

In our perspectives series we share the thoughts of our coalition members on education choice. Not all perspectives shared are representative of all coalition members. Education is big business in West Virginia. In 2018 alone, $3,120,142,913 was spent educating 265,755 students in West Virginia public schools. The National Education Association

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Introducing Classical Conversations

Have you ever wanted to give your kids a classical education? Have you considered homeschooling? Do you want your kids to have a faith based education? Classical Conversations could be the right fit for you! Check out their introduction video below! To learn more about the program or find a

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Miss Virginia Movie Screening

We’re excited to announce that we have the opportunity to host a screening of the movie Miss Virginia, along with our partner, the Cardinal Institute for West Virginia Policy! Virginia Walden Ford herself will be there for a Q&A after the film! Tickets are FREE! Come kick off National School

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