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May Is National Foster Care Month

April Showers Bring May Foster Care Awareness For many, when we think of May, the first things that come to mind might be summer holidays like Memorial Day and Mother’s Day or summer BBQs and celebrations. While these occasions are noteworthy and reason for celebration, it’s important to recognize a… Read More
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Civil Discourse & Civics Education in Schools

Civil Discourse Is Lacking Because Civics Education is Sidelined You don’t have to look very hard… Read More
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Externalities: What They Are and the Government’s Role in Correcting Them

Greetings from Ireland! My family and I are currently about two-thirds the way through a wonderful vacation where we’ve been able to use our American driving stamina, much to the amazement of some of the Irish we’ve come into contact with, to see vast portions of the Irish… Read More
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An Unbundled Education Revolution in West Virginia

Traveling to Arizona to Learn About Unbundled Education West Virginia, whether she knows it or not, is in the midst of a revolution. An unbundled education revolution. And I am here for it! But where did it all start and where is it heading?   I was… Read More
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2024 West Virginia Legislative Session Recap and Reflections

The 2024 West Virginia Legislative Session in Numbers It is the end of the 2024 West Virginia Legislative Session. As the action in Charleston has wrapped up, I’d like to take a moment to reflect on what has transpired. Certainly, there were fireworks and heated debates along the way. Interestingly… Read More
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Food Choice in Bureautopia

Grocery Stores in Bureautopia There was once a country called Bureautopia. Bureautopia, in its time, looked surprisingly similar to the United States. It had vast natural beauty and resources. It had varied regional cultures across its land. And it had a government that, for better or worse, tried… Read More
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A Valentine to West Virginia

With Valentine’s Day quickly approaching, there is a lot to love about West Virginia. This is my valentine to West Virginia containing a few of my favorite things. Our Wild And Wonderfulness Firstly, West Virginians truly live in a natural playground. When it comes to getting… Read More
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Education Sherpas

A Seismic Shift in the Education Landscape The world of K-12 education has undergone a seismic shift since the COVID-19 pandemic. Righteous parental response to school shutdowns, remote learning, exposure to curriculum, and unequal access to online education precipitated massive legislative response… Read More
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Extending Foster Care Services for a Successful Adulthood Transition

West Virginia Offers Extended Foster Care Services West Virginia is one of 26 states that allows foster care services to be extended after the age of 17 through the age of 21 for teens transitioning into adulthood. Extended foster care services include optional services for previous foster care indi… Read More
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‘Tis the Season for Goodwill: Eliminate CON

Tis the Season to Enjoy West Virginia’s Beauty Christmas is my favorite time of year; West Virginia’s tenacious spirit is perfectly exposed during the holiday season. It’s during these somber, chilly months that I miss my home state the most. However, this year’s yuletide pilgrimage back… Read More
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