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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...

May-18-2017

Support for WV budget proposal seems to be slipping away
Phil Kabler, Charleston Gazette-Mail

Lawmakers moved closer Wednesday to taking a second hiatus from the special legislative session on the 2017-18 West Virginia budget, as support for a Gov. Jim Justice/Senate compromise revenue plan continued to unravel on the session’s fifth day

.Despite a pep talk Tuesday from Justice on the Senate floor encouraging support for the revenue plan (Senate Bill 1007...

May-17-2017

Fayette County school board approves closure, consolidation plan
By WV MetroNews staff

OAK HILL, W.Va. — The Fayette County Board of Education voted Tuesday to close seven schools over a two-year period, as well as reconfigure and consolidate the remaining schools for students and create a new institution.

The board voted 4-1, with board member Patsy Holliday voting against the measure recommended by Fayette County Schools Superintendent Terry George....

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