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September-05-2017

WV school board appealing Nicholas school consolidation order
Charleston Gazette-Mail

The West Virginia Board of Education and State Schools Superintendent Steve Paine on Thursday filed a notice of appeal to contest a judge’s order that the state school board approve a Nicholas County public school consolidation plan.

The state board had denied the Nicholas Board of Education’s plan to consolidate schools in Richwood, Craigsville and Summersville into a...

September-01-2017

Panel: Hands-on training, more tech focus needed to prepare students
Max Garland, Charleston Gazette-Mail

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS — West Virginia education leaders said Thursday preparing students for the workforce through hands-on training, particularly for in-demand jobs in the technology and engineering sectors, and more Department of Commerce involvement is key for the state to catch up with the rest of the country.

“Being 47th, 48th or whatever it is...

August-28-2017

WV’s ESSA plan seeing further changes, praise, criticism
By Ryan Quinn, The Charleston Gazette-Mail

West Virginia’s proposed federal Every Student Succeeds Act compliance plan, which includes a planned new public school accountability system plus plans for how to improve schools that score low in that system, is seeing significant changes and public praise and criticism ahead of its scheduled submission to the U.S. Education Department next month.

Among...

August-24-2017

State school board to appeal judge's decision on Nicholas consolidation
By Brad McElhinny, WV MetroNews

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia board of education, following an executive session, voted unanimously to reject a plan by Nicholas County to consolidate local schools or to appeal to the state Supreme Court.

There was no discussion in public of the decision, just a vote. Board member Dave Perry made the motion.

The board issued a statement...

August-14-2017

Two-thirds of WV's high school seniors apply for financial aid
Jake Jarvis , Charleston Gazette-Mail

Nearly two-thirds of all high school seniors in West Virginia had completed an important application by the end of June, according to the state's Higher Education Policy Commission.

The application, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, is the first step for students to earn the Promise Scholarship and to qualify for other forms of federal student...

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