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November-10-2016

School closures, constructions planned; A-F grades coming next week
By Ryan Quinn, The Charleston Gazette-Mail

The West Virginia Board of Education on Wednesday approved new plans involving school closures and constructions in Greenbrier, Mercer, Monroe and Wood counties, and state education officials said the delayed A-F grades for entire schools should be approved and publicly released next week.

The new grades, largely based on students’ annual end-of-...

November-07-2016

Majority of WV public college grads leave state for work
Jake Jarvis, WV Gazette-Mail

The majority of students who graduated from West Virginia’s public colleges between 2003 and 2013 didn’t go on to work in the state, a new report from West Virginia University finds

.About two-thirds of the students who are from West Virginia wound up working in the state, and only about 10 percent of the out-of-state students did, according to the report.

For the...

November-07-2016

Emails show White lobbied for state Board of Education VP position
By Ryan Quinn, The Charleston Gazette-Mail

Bill White publicly accused fellow West Virginia Board of Education members last year of making a “back room deal” to select the board’s three officers, and told a reporter twice after the July 2015 board vote — in which he wasn’t named one of the leaders — that he didn’t want an officer position.

But about a month and a half before the vote on...

November-04-2016

1st report cards on West Virginia public schools delayed
By Shauna Johnson, WV MetroNews

It’ll be late November at the earliest before the first report cards for the Mountain State’s public schools from the new West Virginia A-F School Accountability System are released to students, parents and school communities.

The state Department of Education is pushing back a previously scheduled Nov. 10 announcement date for those grades at the request of county...

November-03-2016

WV Supreme Court rules against unions in teacher definition case 
By Ryan Quinn, WV Gazette-Mail

West Virginia Supreme Court unanimously reversed Wednesday a ruling that favored state education unions, in a case stretching back to 2011 and dealing with whom is defined as a “teacher.”

The high court reversed Monongalia Circuit Court Judge Phillip D. Gaujot’s June 2015 ruling that “interventionists” who work in Monongalia’s public school system must be...

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