West Virginia Hope Scholarship Program

Attributable to: Andrew Campanella, President and CEO, National School Choice Awareness Foundation

Today’s ruling by the West Virginia Supreme Court is a massive win for families. In creating the Hope Scholarship, West Virginia became the first state in the nation to pass a universal Education Savings Account program, meaning every child in the state qualified for flexible funding to help their parents choose the right school or learning environment for them.

This is the second time in the last month that we’ve seen a private school choice program overcome a barrier to educational opportunity – just a few weeks ago in Arizona, and now in West Virginia.

We’re living through a watershed moment for K-12 education in America. Parents want flexibility and options when it comes to their children’s education, and states are continuing to raise the bar in how much school choice they can offer families. I expect parents around the country to see news like this and ask themselves, “Why doesn’t my state offer more school choice?”

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Alissa Jacques

Manager, Digital Communications

Alissa Jacques serves as manager of digital communications at the National School Choice Awareness Foundation (NSCAF). In this role, Alissa oversees the organization’s English-language social media presence and develops high-impact advertising campaigns to inform, inspire, and empower parents about their K–12 education options.

Previously, Alissa owned her own digital marketing agency, served as an adjunct writing professor at Bloomfield College, and spent two years as an elementary school teacher at Democracy Preparatory Charter School in New York.

Alissa attended both public and private schools as a child, where she developed a love for creative writing. She holds a bachelor of arts in education policy and entrepreneurship from New York University, and a master of arts in sociology of education from Teachers College at Columbia University. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, scrolling through TikTok, and exploring NYC with her husband and cavapoo, Russ.