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yes. every kid. applauds WV state leaders for pursuing new education opportunities for students

West Virginia House passes new education funding program to provide students with access to personalized educational opportunities

Arlington, VA – yes. every kid., a national organization dedicated to creating an environment where every student receives an individualized education, today applauded West Virginia state leaders for advancing the Hope Scholarship Program, a new education program aimed at providing every West Virginia student access to an individualized and personalized education.

“Today’s passage of the Hope Scholarship Program by the West Virginia House of Delegates is a result of strong local and parental support,” said Andrew Clark, executive director of yes. every kid. “The COVID-19 learning disruptions we’ve witnessed the past year have shined a light on decades old problems in our K-12 system. This policy is a bold step in the right direction to modernizing West Virginia’s education system and creating new pathways for all students to receive an individualized and personalized learning experience.”

“I want to applaud the broad coalition of leaders involved including members of the West Virginia House of Delegates. And, I would also like to recognize the Cardinal Institute for West Virginia Policy, Education Choice – West Virginia, Association of Christian Schools International, Catholic Education Partners, Americans for Prosperity – West Virginia, EdChoice, and Excel in Ed for their role in educating the public on this legislation.”

The Hope Scholarship Program would provide West Virginia students the opportunity to enroll in a new education scholarship account (ESA) program, that would provide students with up to $4,600 to use each year toward creating an individualized learning experience. The accounts would pay for a variety of education related expenses including classes or courses, tuition, tutoring, learning devices, education material and other qualified education-related expenses.

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