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July-13-2015

New state BOE president says school doors are not limits for learning
By MetroNews Staff

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Students no longer have to physically be in school to learn and Mike Green, the new president of the West Virginia Board of Education, said school systems must continually adapt to the new education reality, now 24/7, to improve student achievement.

“Our children have the ability, because of what we have in technology — because they have iPads and...

July-13-2015

Gayle Manchin: back to square one for Fayette County Schools after bond failure
By Matt Maccaro , MetroNews

FAYETTE COUNTY, W.Va. — After a $39 million bond referendum to renovate Fayette County Schools was soundly defeated last month, state Board of Education member Gayle Manchin recently weighed-in on what the next step is for the school system.

If the bond had passed, it would have been used to build a new elementary school in Mount Hope, a new middle...

July-13-2015

Gayle Manchin: Back to square one after Fayette County bond failure
By Matt Maccaro, WV MetroNews

FAYETTE COUNTY, W.Va. After a $39 million bond referendum to renovate Fayette County Schools was soundly defeated last month, state Board of Education member Gayle Manchin recently weighed-in on what the next step is for the school system.

If the bond had passed, it would have been used to build a new elementary school in Mount Hope, a new middle school in...

July-13-2015

Statehouse Beat: Prevailing wage subpoena latest GOP misstep
By Phil Kabler,The Charleston Gazette

The new legislative leadership continues to be a riches of embarrassment, with their latest faux pas being to subpoena documents they, evidently, already had in their possession.

That was the latest salvo in the GOP leadership’s extreme displeasure with the way WorkForce West Virginia is recalculating the state’s prevailing wage rate for major state-funded...

July-10-2015

Education bill to include amendment sponsored by Manchin, Toomey
By Tracie Mauriello, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

WASHINGTON — Standardized tests, states’ rights, passing the trash and early childhood education are all in the mix as Congress wrestles with an overhaul of the No Child Left Behind Act.

The name of the proposed substitute — Every Child Achieves — underscores the unpopularity of the signature legislation of President George W. Bush. Conservatives...

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