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October-16-2017

Proposed federal budget could cut funding for school lunch programs
By Ryan Quinn Staff writer

The U.S. House of Representatives’ version of the federal budget for this fiscal year could significantly shrink a program that has expanded free meals to public school students, especially in West Virginia.

The state Department of Education and the Food Research & Action Center, a Washington, D.C.-based anti-hunger nonprofit, say that could happen if the...

October-16-2017

WV Dept. of Ed. selects new assessment for grades 3-8
By Jake Jarvis Staff writer

Starting in the spring, students in grades 3 through 8 will take the American Institute for Research’s math and English language arts assessment as the new statewide standardized test, replacing the Smarter Balanced exam.

The state Department of Education selected the AIR assessment Friday, a test which assistant superintendent of teaching and learning Lou Maynus said...

October-13-2017

State Board of Education adopts 9 new policies
WDTV

The West Virginia Board of Education adopted nine policies during its meeting in Charleston today that will affect schools statewide.
The policies affect attendance, academics, health care and more. According to officials, the policies were available online for a 30-day public comment period, and those comments were considered for the policies.

You can view a description of each policy below,...

October-12-2017

Fixing the teacher shortage

The following remarks were made by WVEA President Dale Lee to the State Board of Education on Wednesday, October 11 regarding the shortage of education employees –

President Campbell, Superintendent Paine, members of the Board-

I am WVEA President Dale Lee and I would like to make some comments regarding Policy 5202 and the shortage of teachers and other education employees that our state currently faces.

I am...

October-11-2017

WV Supreme Court upholds state's denial of Nicholas consolidation
by Ryan Quinn, Charleston Gazette-Mail

The West Virginia Supreme Court has ruled that the state Board of Education had the right to reject the Nicholas County Board of Education’s plan to consolidate schools in Richwood, Summersville and Craigsville into a single campus near Summersville.

“The West Virginia Board of Education is entitled to utilize its discretion in approving or rejecting...

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