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March-26-2015

Tomblin approves $7 million in higher education cuts
By Ryan Quinn, The Charleston Gazette

 Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin signed the 2015-16 state budget bill Monday evening, but not before cutting roughly $2.8 million more from higher education than legislators had approved.

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March-26-2015

Common Core dialogue continues with town hall forums
By Erin Timony, The State Journal

Following the 2015 legislative session and the attempted repeal of Common Core, West Virginia Superintendent of Schools Michael Martirano said he will embark on a...

March-25-2015

Hall, Mullins have concerns about snow day waivers
By Greg Carter, WVVA Evening News Anchor / Content Manager

CHARLESTON (WVVA) – Ninth District Senators Daniel Hall, R-Wyoming, and Jeff Mullins, R-Raleigh, are expressing their concerns about waiver process established by the State Board of Education for counties worst affected by winter storms.

West Virginia law requires all children have 180 instructional days per year. However, because of severe storms...

March-25-2015

Education to be top priority of Legislature’s interim sessions
By Michael Erb, For The Intelligencer,The Intelligencer/Wheeling News-Register

CHARLESTON - West Virginia legislative leaders say education issues will be a top priority during the upcoming interim sessions.

Lawmakers plan to meet next month to set an interim meetings schedule for the summer and fall. Delegate Amanda Pasdon, R-Monongalia, chairwoman of the House Education Committee, said two...

March-23-2015

School systems may be in bind to meet 180-day requirement
By WV MetroNews Staff

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — It appears it’s going to be difficult for county boards of education to get special waivers to allow them to miss the 180 instructional days required in state law.

State Board of Education President Gayle Manchin released the following statement Friday:

“The West Virginia Board of Education remains firm on the importance of providing students 180...

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