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December-10-2015

Obama signs Every Student Succeeds Act, replacing NCLB
By The Associated Press/NBC 10 Philadelphia

President Barack Obama signed the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Thursday, a bipartisan bill that will fix the No Child Left Behind Act to reduce over-testing and one-size-fits-all federal mandates.

"It's a Christmas miracle here, a bipartisan bill," the president said in his remarks before signing the bill into law.

The Senate voted overwhelmingly...

December-09-2015

SBA staff concerned with Fayette consolidation plan
By Ryan Quinn, The Charleston Gazette-Mail

Alongside endorsements of other counties’ proposed projects, state School Building Authority employees have expressed concerns with Fayette County’s controversial high school consolidation plan.

That’s according to staff comments attached to an agenda for the SBA board’s meeting Monday, when the board is expected to choose which school construction and...

December-09-2015

Martirano cites poor facilities as WVBE calls for priority funding for Fayette
By Pamela Pritt, The Register-Herald

CHARLESTON— State Superintendent of Schools Dr. Michael Martirano has visited all 55 counties in West Virginia, but in none of them has seen the number of schools as badly in need of repair or replacement as those in Fayette County.

After the West Virginia Board of Education's 6-2 vote Tuesday to recommend the School Building Authority give...

December-09-2015

Nomination deadline nears for teacher achievement awards
The Charleston Gazette-Mail

The nomination deadline is approaching for the 2015-2016 Arch Coal Teacher Achievement Awards Program.

The program is the longest-running privately sponsored teacher recognition program in the state. The deadline for nominations is Jan. 4, 2016.

Each nominated teacher will be required to complete a rigorous application focusing on the teaching profession and their...

December-08-2015

WVBE member files ethics complaint against board president
By Ryan Quinn, The Charleston Gazette-Mail

As an expected decision on funding Fayette County’s controversial school consolidation plan nears, a West Virginia Board of Education member has filed an ethics complaint against the board’s president regarding related issues.

State school board member Bill White said he signed a complaint Thursday against board President Mike Green, alleging that a state...

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