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December 6, 2017

WV state school board approves closing three Brooke schools
By Ryan Quinn, Charleston Gazette-Mail

HUNTINGTON — The West Virginia Board of Education approved Tuesday closing three of Brooke County’s seven public elementary schools.

The state school board, meeting at Marshall University’s Memorial Student Center, also heard that the state’s four-year high school graduation rate for last school year was 89.4 percent, about the same as the prior school year...

December 8, 2017

Proposed social studies requirement reductions in WV criticized
By Ryan Quinn Staff writer

State Schools Superintendent Steve Paine told the West Virginia Board of Education this week that “interestingly, there’s strong sentiment not to reduce a social studies credit, very strong.”

He was talking about feedback received so far on the state school board’s proposed changes to a rule known as Policy 2510. The proposed changes include reducing, from four to...