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November-17-2015

Community members still rallying against Wetzel County board of education
By Tessa DiTirro, WTRF.com

The latest board of education meeting in Wetzel county was so packed, people couldn't even get through the door. Teachers, parents, and students are still up-in-arms about the way the board is handling themselves. 7News spoke with Johnna Harter, a Wetzel county parent who gave a speech at the meeting. She claims her son had an inappropriate encounter with a board...

November-17-2015

Wifi Coming to School Buses
By Alyssa Meisner, Digital Journalist/Anchor, WOWKTV.com

KANAWHA COUNTY-  Kanawha County has found a way to squeeze in more learning time. This week the district will install wifi on 158 buses. Students will only be able to use their school-issued iPads on their ride.

"A lot of kids have a 30-40 minute ride home and when you look at that, they can knock it out before they get there, it's an opportunity for some children who don...

November-16-2015

Legislature doing side-by-side comparison of new academic standards
By Jeff Jenkins | MetroNews

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — State Senate President Bill Cole says the state Board of Education has sent a “great signal” that it’s willing to work with the legislature on finding the best academic standards FOR reading, language arts and math for the state’s public school students.

The state board is proposing repealing and replacing the Next Generation/Common Core...

November-16-2015

Lawmakers Skeptical of Superintendent's Common Core Repeal
By ASHTON MARRA • WV PUBLIC BROADCASTING
 
House Speaker Tim Armstead said he was surprised to hear West Virginia Superintendent of Schools Dr. Michael Martirano had proposed repealing the state's Common Core-based education standards, but is skeptical of the new set of standards backed by the schools chief.

Martirano proposed a repeal during a West Virginia Board of Education meeting Friday...

November-16-2015

Martirano, state board recommend repeal of Next Gen/Common Core
By Jeff Jenkins | Metronews

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Board of Education voted Friday to put out for a 30-day public comment period new academic standards that would replace the controversial West Virginia Next Generation Standards tied to Common Core along with recommending significant changes in standardized testing.

State School Superintendent Dr. Michael...

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