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February-03-2017

New state board members target A through F policy
By Brad McElhinny, WV MetroNews

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia’s state school board has a new president and vice president, four new members and another still to come — plus the desire to upend the A through F school grading system the previous incarnation of the board put into place just last fall.

This all happened at an emergency meeting called because previous board president Mike Green and vice...

February-02-2017

WVEA Urges Senator Capito to Vote Against DeVos Nomination
WVEA Comunnications - Press Release

WVEA, the state’s largest teacher organization, urges Senator Capito to vote against the nomination of Betsy DeVos for Secretary of Education.

“As educators we are greatly concerned about the possibility of Betsy DeVos heading the Department of Education. We encourage Senator Capito to join the bipartisan group of Senators who have found DeVos to be unqualified...

February-02-2017

Perry named state board member; Campbell willing to be president
By Jeff Jenkins, WV MetroNews

UPDATE 9:00 p.m Wednesday — Gov. Justice has named longtime Fayette County educator Dave Perry to one of the two open spots on the board. Perry was a 16-year member of the House of Delegates. He’ll be sworn-in with three other new board members at an emergency board meeting scheduled for Thursday morning.

LEWISBURG, W.Va. — State Board of Education member Tom...

February-01-2017

Governor Justice responds to school board resignations via Twitter
By Brad McElhinny, WV MetroNews

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — We’re in a new age, where elected figures can tell you what they’re thinking in a series of tweets.

Gov. Jim Justice just appointed three new members to the state school board and now will appoint two more after Tuesday night’s...

February-01-2017

Green and Jackson step down from roles on state BOE
By Brad McElhinny, WV MetroNews

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Mike Green, president of the state school board, and Lloyd Jackson, the vice president, have resigned their positions effective immediately.

Last week, new Gov. Jim Justice named three new school board members. Replacements for Green and Jackson would be the fourth and fifth Justice appointees to the nine-member board.

Justice has said he would...

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