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September-11-2017

Justice set to sign Every Student Succeeds Act plan
By Jeff Jenkins, WV MetroNews

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Gov. Jim Justice could sign-off on the state’s Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) as early as Monday following passage of the plan back on Friday by the state Board of Education.

Under the federally mandated ESSA program, every state must outline the foundational pieces of its public education system, said state Department of Education spokeswoman Kristin...

September-05-2017

Ohio, Monongalia lead the way in Smarter Balanced test results
By Carrie Hodousek, WV MetroNews

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The 2016-2017 Smarter Balanced test results show Ohio and Monongalia had high proficiency rates in English language arts and math, while McDowell County ranked last in both subjects.

The state Department of Education released county-by-county test results last week.

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September-05-2017

Jury sides with GW principal, Kanawha board in defamation case
Lacie Pierson , Charleston Gazette-Mail

A 6-person jury determined Friday that a George Washington High School counselor didn’t suffer any damage to her reputation or privacy in a series of incidents stemming from the sexual assault of a student during the 2014-15 school year.

It took members of the jury about 40 minutes to determine GW Principal George Aulenbacher sent an email in March 2015...

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...

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