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April-20-2018

21 locations to hear how to fix PEIA
Brad McElhinny/MetroNews

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Want to fix PEIA? There will be 21 opportunities around West Virginia to say how you think that should be done.

The PEIA Task Force’s public outreach committee mapped out — with an actual map of West Virginia — 21 locations for public hearings.

The places that were selected seemed to have consensus with the group, although there’s still a possibility...

April-18-2018

Report again lauds WV's pre-K program, but delayed entry now looms
By Ryan Quinn, Charleston Gazette-Mail

An annual report from the National Institute for Early Education Research at New Jersey’s Rutgers University has again lauded West Virginia’s “universal” free prekindergarten system as among the best preschool systems in the nation.

West Virginia currently offers...

April-12-2018

State school board member questions passion for math instruction
By Jeff Jenkins, WV MetroNews

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Members of the state Board of Education say West Virginia students need to do better in math.

Board members and state School Superintendent Dr. Steve Paine got into a discussion about math achievement levels during the board’s regular monthly meeting Wednesday in Charleston. The meeting came a day after the latest release of...

April-11-2018

WV PEIA Task Force gets crash course in PEIA operations, expenses
Phil Kabler, Charleston Gazette-Mail

For about two hours Tuesday, members of the PEIA Task Force got a crash course in all things PEIA, including how the health care plan provider operates and why, like most health insurance programs, it is seeing its costs increase annually.

“It’s our responsibility to understand this plan,” task force chairman and Justice administration chief of staff...

April-10-2018

Nutrition manual repeal on agenda for upcoming WV school board meeting
Staff reports, Charleston Gazette-Mail

The West Virginia Board of Education meets at 10 a.m. Wednesday, and a recommended vote to repeal its “Policies of Operation Manual, Child Nutrition Programs,” is on its meeting agenda.

The recommendation comes from the state Department of Education, which the school board oversees.

An attachment to the agenda states that the policy is “...

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