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June-10-2016

Boone superintendent: Schools still need $2.1 million from state
By Matt Maccaro, WV MetroNews

MADISON, W.Va. — Trying to figure out a balanced budget to avoid a government shutdown on July 1 isn’t the only issue lawmakers must deal with when they return to Charleston this weekend.

Boone County Superintendent John Hudson says his district still needs $2.1 million from the state to meet financial obligations for the 2016 fiscal year.

“It is my...

June-09-2016

State school board approves revised A-F policy
By Ryan Quinn, The Charleston Gazette-Mail

Against opposition from teachers unions and school administrator groups, the West Virginia Board of Education on Wednesday approved a revised policy that will give entire schools A-F grades based largely on their students’ scores — and growth in scores — on the statewide Smarter Balanced standardized tests.

No nays were heard in the voice vote, for which Gayle...

June-09-2016

Tomblin vetoes budget bill, but announces agreement with Senate on plan 
By Jeff Jenkins, WV MetroNews

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin vetoed the budget bill Wednesday passed last week by the state legislature and announced he’s reached a bipartisan agreement with the state Senate on what the new budget should look like just more than three weeks from a possible government shutdown.

Tomblin struck down the budget bill in its entirety. He opposed...

June-08-2016

WVEA opposes state Board of Education’s passage of A-F school grading policy 

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- WVEA strongly disagrees with the West Virginia Board of Education’s passage today of its A-F school grading policy (Policy 2320), as this unnecessary program will perpetuate the idea that many of our public schools are failing even though that is not the case.

Beginning this fall, schools will receive an A, B, C, D or F grade based on a scoring system approved by...

June-07-2016

Hoppy's Commentary: West Virginia Budget 3.0
By Hoppy Kercheval, WV MetroNews

Governor Tomblin will pull out his veto pen this week for the budget plan sent to him by the Republican majorities in the Senate and House of Delegates.  Chris Stadelman, Tomblin’s Director of Communications, left no doubt in an interview on Talkline last Friday that Tomblin would trash the document.

“It’s completely unworkable,” said Stadelman.  “It’s an irresponsible plan and...

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