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National Coalition for Public School Options

“This landmark legislation has been five years in the making according to state Senator Patricia Rucker, who vocally supported providing West Virginia students with alternatives to failing brick and mortar schools in her district. During a webinar event held earlier this week, we heard from th… Read More
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US News & World Report: West Virginia and Kentucky Now Lead the Way in School Choice

This op-ed was written by Andrew Vandiver, Vice President of EdChoice Kentucky, and Garrett Ballengee, Executive Director of the Cardinal Institute for West Virginia Policy.   Union strongholds and racked by the ‘Red for Ed’ movement in 2018 and 2019, West Virginia and Kentucky have since passe… Read More
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We’re Hiring!

Education Outreach Coordinator Cardinal Institute for West Virginia Policy Charleston, WV   https://talentmarket.org/cardinaledu/   Organization Description The Cardinal Institute for West Virginia Policy is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit research organization dedicated to building what it likes to call… Read More
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Cardinal Institute to Host PolicyPalooza

Join us Tuesday, Feb. 9th at 5pm ET for PolicyPalooza! We’ll be discussing the important issues facing policymakers in West Virginia during the 2021 legislative session.   Education Savings Accounts (ESAs) a.k.a Hope Scholarships and School Choice Elimination of the Personal Income Tax (P… Read More
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Education Can Be Flexible

This op-ed was originally published in the Huntington Herald-Dispatch on January 29th, 2021. You can read the original article here.    My husband and I live in West Virginia, and we are expecting our fourth child in March. Our oldest child is entering kindergarten in the fall. My husband’s… Read More
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The Silver Lining in Education

This article was originally published in the Morgantown Dominion Post   In the wake of the COVID-19 crisis, schools around the country closed, hoping to contain the growing virus’s spread. Children stuck at home struggled to find a way to connect to the Internet, pay attention in class, a… Read More
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Garrett Ballengee on Inside West Virginia Politics

by: Mark Curtis Posted: Nov 2, 2020 / 07:37 AM EST / Updated: Nov 2, 2020 / 07:37 AM EST CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) – On this week’s Inside West Virginia Politics, we talk about we could expect from Tuesday’s election, how the coronavirus impacted… Read More
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Staffing Surge in WV’s Public Education System — Op-Ed by Amanda Kieffer

You can read it here in the Martinsburg Journal.  published Oct. 10, 2020  … Read More
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Cardinal Institute and AFP-WV Encourage Governor Justice to Extend Charter School Application Deadline

August 5, 2020 To: The Honorable Governor James C. Justice and State School Board President Miller Hall Subject: Six-Month Deadline Extension for Inaugural Charter School Applications Request   Dear Governor Justice and Board President Hall:   In recognition of the unprecedented challenges… Read More
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Media Mention: West Virginia face-mask mandate gets approval from some in business community

In this Washington Examiner article, Cardinal’s executive director, Garrett Ballengee, is quoted on Gov. Justice’s order requiring citizens to wear a mask in public locations: Garrett Ballengee, the executive director of the free-market think tank the Cardinal Institute, told The Center… Read More