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WVA's Charter School Presentation Makes National News

West Virginia Academy presented its charter application to an open forum on Thursday evening that was organized by Dr. Eddie Campbell, the Monongalia County Superintendent. The event was attended by several politicians, union leaders, teachers, community members, and parents. A number of local and national news outlets reported on the story including US News, the Associated Press, the Charleston Gazette, the Dominion Post, as well as other sources.

Check out some of the press coverage below:

Opinions are Split at Forum on Planned Charter School in WVa (US News)

Group seeks to start possibly WV's first charter school, but Mon County public school workers, politicians oppose it (Charleston Gazette)

Opinions are Split at Forum on Planned Charter School in WVa (Associated Press)

AFT mobilizes to oppose charter schools in Mon County (WAJR)

Charter School Board Presents Case (The Dominion Post, subscription required)

Our organization's board along with many parents during the public comment session made the case for why parents need to have a choice in public education options and why our school would offer a great opportunity for students seeking an alternative to traditional public schools. Delegations from teacher unions and many individuals employed by the school district expressed opposition. West Virginia Academy will enhance the offerings within the public school systems in Monongalia and Preston Counties in a tuition-free environment with high academic standards, personalized learning, and unique extra-curricular programming designed to foster a lifetime of learning and growth.

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