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February-21-2016

House bill backs state school board’s decision on common core; no repeal language included
By Jeff Jenkins, WV MetroNews

The House of Delegates is moving a bill that does not repeal the teaching standards the state Board of Education replaced Common Core with late last year.

The House of Delegates Education Committee quickly passed a reworked bill Saturday morning. There was no discussion on the bill before the vote.

The bill (HB 4014) was approved...

February-19-2016

Jim Justice: ‘I am the only guy who can win’ in November; Other Democratic candidates disagree
By Shauna Johnson | WV MetroNews

Businessman Jim Justice says there is “no chance on Earth” any of the other Democratic candidates running for governor in West Virginia can win against Senate President Bill Cole (R-Mercer, 06), the likely Republican gubernatorial nominee, in November.

“They just can’t beat Bill Cole,” Justice said of Booth Goodwin, a former U.S...

February-19-2016

Injured student helped driver in school bus wreck

By Chris Lawrence, WV MetroNews

 

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February-18-2016

Justice leads pack in governor’s race
By Hoppy Kercheval , WV MetroNews

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February-17-2016

Common Core repeal bills stalled in House Education Committee
By Shauna Johnson, WV MetroNews

With just more than three weeks left in the 2016 Regular Legislative Session, several bills introduced to cut ties between West Virginia’s educational standards and Common Core standards remain pending in the House Education Committee.

“While the state Board and others claim that these (Common Core) standards are better, that’s absolutely false. They’re worse...

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