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January-07-2018

WV Legislature likely to address teacher seniority issue
By Ryan Quinn, Charleston Gazette-Mail

The West Virginia House Education Committee’s vice chairman expects a bill that would remove the statewide mandate that public school teachers with the least amount of seniority automatically lose their positions when job cuts are made in a particular teaching area to be considered in the impending legislative session.

Vice Chairman Joe Statler, R-Monongalia,...

December-18-2017

WV schools get B+ for teaching in finance
By Fred Pace, Herald-Dispatch

CHARLESTON - High schools in West Virginia earned a B+ for teaching personal finance, according to a report released on Tuesday.

The grade was in "Is Your State Making the Grade? The 2017 Report Card on State Efforts to Improve Financial Literacy in High Schools," prepared by Champlain College's Center for Financial Literacy.

The 2017 Report Card showed West Virginia joining...

December-12-2017

Higher education chancellor wants more high schools to take up co-requisite model
By Jeff Jenkins, WV MetroNews

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Separate studies released in the past week show West Virginia with one of the nation’s highest high school graduation rates while at the same time a larger percentage of those graduates having to take remedial courses when they get to college.

It’s a situation that has drawn the attention of many including...

December-12-2017

SBA approves nearly $60 million in school construction, renovation projects
Ryan Quinn, Charleston Gazette-Mail

The West Virginia School Building Authority board Monday awarded about $59.1 million in construction and renovation money to 22 county school systems, including $7 million to fix the heating and cooling issues and replace part of the roof of Kanawha County’s Ben Franklin Career Center.

About a dozen Ben Franklin teachers filed a grievance...

December-08-2017

Proposed social studies requirement reductions in WV criticized
By Ryan Quinn Staff writer

State Schools Superintendent Steve Paine told the West Virginia Board of Education this week that “interestingly, there’s strong sentiment not to reduce a social studies credit, very strong.”

He was talking about feedback received so far on the state school board’s proposed changes to a rule known as Policy 2510. The proposed changes include reducing, from four to...

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