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By Mackenzie Mays
The Charleston Gazette
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The College Board announced major changes to the SAT on Wednesday, including cutting back the test's possible points and changing its categories, revamping content to align more closely with current college courses and waiving college application fees for low-income students.
The SAT, which was last updated nearly a decade ago, will use a 1,600-point scale, instead of its existing 2,400-point scale, and will...
By Shauna Johnson
State tax collections in West Virginia finished February a total of $9 million above estimates.
It was the second month in a row for better than expected revenue collections, but state officials said that’s largely due to a technicality since some insurance premium tax money came in earlier than expected.
Overall, revenue collections are $64 million below estimates for the year with just four months remaining until the fiscal year...
By Hoppy Kercheval
The House Finance Committee Wednesday tried to straighten out a pay raise plan for school teachers and service workers that was botched in the House Education Committee two days earlier.
Finance Committee members switched the raise package back to a one-year $1,000 across the board increase for teachers, from a three-year $6,000 raise approved by the Education Committee.
The $6,000 raise plan surprised key lawmakers, the teacher...
By Jessica Lilly
West Virginia Public Broadcasting
The Senate recently passed the “Move to Improve Act” which could change the daily grind in state classrooms. The bill is in response to the Healthy Lifestyles Act, which was passed by the legislature in 2005 without a mechanism to assure implementation. Lawmakers say they’re trying to address an epidemic of childhood obesity in West Virginia.
Children and teens spend more than half of their waking hours at school....