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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...

February-01-2017

With resignations, big changes on state Board of Education
By Ryan Quinn, The Charleston Gazette-Mail

The president and vice president of the West Virginia Board of Education have resigned effective immediately, according to a news release sent out around 7 p.m. Tuesday by the state Department of Education’s spokeswoman.

The move comes after Gov. Jim Justice, who was inaugurated Jan. 16, appointed board member Bill White as director of the state’s Herbert...

January-31-2017

West Virginia Board of Education President Michael Green and Vice President Lloyd Jackson resigned their positions with the State Board effective immediately.

Green and Jackson issued the following statements:

Michael Green:

I was asked to serve on the State School Board back in 2009 by Governor Manchin. I do not come from the “education community”. My years of experience come as a result of being a successful technologist, business...

January-31-2017

WVEA head says homeschool vouchers could bode ill for many
By Jessica Farrish, Register-Herald Reporter

Speaking to members of the Raleigh County Education Association Monday, West Virginia Education Association President Dale Lee told teachers that paying parents to homeschool their children is not a good move for education in West Virginia. He urged educators to contact United States Senators Joe Manchin and Shelley Moore Capito to ask them to vote against...

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