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September-09-2015

State Board adopts Fayette school plan, SBA is next
By Alex Wiederspiel , MetroNews

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The State Board of Education voted 6-3 in favor of adopting the Fayette County consolidation plan proposed by Superintendent Terry George, which would eliminate merge four high schools into one in the Oak Hill area.

During a meeting in Fayetteville last night, many expressed support for the school plan, but there was an outcry from Meadow Bridge...

September-09-2015

State Board of Education hears comments on large consolidated Fayette school
By Sarah Plummer, Register-Herald Reporter

FAYETTEVILLE — After hearing from 42 Fayette County residents during a public comment period, State Board of Education President Michael Green said the board has a "serious decision and serious consideration" ahead of them today as they vote on future of Fayette County Schools.

The board will reconvene in Charleston at 10 a.m. today to...

September-08-2015

Washington State Supreme Court: Charter schools are unconstitutional
After nearly a year of deliberation, the state Supreme Court ruled late Friday afternoon that charter schools are not constitutional.
By John Higgins, Seattle Times education reporter

After nearly a year of deliberation, the state Supreme Court ruled 6-3 late Friday afternoon that charter schools are unconstitutional, creating chaos for hundreds of families whose children have...

September-08-2015

‘Chamber’s agenda’ goal of legislative leaders
By David Gutman, Political Reporter, Charleston Gazette-Mail

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. — The Republican-controlled West Virginia Legislature will push a new intermediate court of appeals, public charter schools, a forced pooling bill for natural gas development, a flatter personal income tax and a “right to work” law during the 2016 Legislative session.

Republican leaders of the House and the Senate gave a...

September-08-2015

Education a popular topic at Chamber meeting
By Brandon Roberts, The Huntington Herald-Dispatch

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. - Increasing educational achievement is critical to West Virginia's future, said many of the speakers at the West Virginia Chamber of Commerce's 2015 Annual Meeting and Business Summit at The Greenbrier Resort.

But the state's leaders expressed a range of opinions about what needs to be done to improve student participation and...

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