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May-19-2017

State board plans to take up Nicholas request after court ruling
By Jeff Jenkins, WV MetroNews

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The state Board of Education plans to have a special meeting in the coming weeks to discuss the Nicholas County school consolidation plan, the board said in a statement read at its meeting that was held Thursday in Charleston.

The Nicholas County BOE voted more than two months ago to change its school facilities plan to include the...

May-19-2017

Boone, Calhoun school deficit plans approved
Jake Jarvis, Charleston Gazette-Mail

West Virginia Board of Education members on Thursday unanimously approved plans for school boards in Boone and Calhoun counties to eliminate their deficits.

Both school systems have “casual deficits,” which is a recurring deficit or a deficit greater than 3 percent. Had board members not approved the deficit-reduction plans Thursday, they would have declared a state of...

May-19-2017

Trump’s first full education budget: Deep cuts to public school programs in pursuit of school choice
By Emma Brown, Valerie Strauss and Danielle Douglas-Gabriel, The Washington Post

Funding for college work-study programs would be cut in half, public-service loan forgiveness would end and hundreds of millions of dollars that public schools could use for mental health, advanced coursework and other services would vanish under a Trump administration plan to cut $...

May-18-2017

W.Va. students honored for Governor’s Workforce Credential
Carrie Hodousek, WV MetroNews

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Nearly 80 Career Technical Education students from across West Virginia have been recognized for earning the inaugural Governor’s Workforce Credential.

Students from 15 high schools were honored during a Wednesday ceremony at the state Captiol.

Governor Jim Justice’s Chief of Staff Nick Casey and West Virginia Superintendent of Schools...

May-18-2017

WV Board of Education criticized for limiting public comments
Ryan Quinn, Charleston Gazette-Mail

West Virginia Board of Education members received pushback Wednesday over their meeting agendas’ newly stated ban on members of the public speaking to the board at meetings about items not listed on the agendas, and the board’s president says he wants to stop the ban.

Board members also passed new operating procedures Wednesday that remove specific...

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