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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...

August-10-2017

State BOE approves nutrition policy for West Virginia public schools
By Shauna Johnson, WV MetroNews

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Jan. 2, 2018 is the take effect date for a new nutrition policy for West Virginia’s public schools.

On Thursday, the state Board of Education approved Policy 4321.1 Standards for School Nutrition as a replacement for a previous nutrition policy dating back to 2008.

In general, it aligns West Virginia’s child nutrition standards...

August-10-2017

Final Smarter Balanced test results released
By Jeff Jenkins, WV MetroNews

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia students are more proficient in English language arts than math, according to results from last spring’s Smarter Balanced Assessment released Wednesday during the state Board of Education meeting.

Math scores improved in grades 4-8 and 11 but students are still testing at about 33 percent proficiency, according to Dr. Lou Maynus, assistant...

August-08-2017

MetroNews coverage of WVEA statement on Justice
By Jeff Jenkins, WV MetroNews

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Education Association still supports Gov. Jim Justice, according to union president Dale Lee.

Lee said he’s met with the governor since he changed his party affiliation from Democrat to Republican and Justice remains behind the union’s priorities.

“He desires to make public education a centerpiece for economic development. He...

August-08-2017

State officials reconsider allowing homemade food at school parties
By Ryan Quinn, The Charleston Gazette-Mail

The West Virginia Department of Education now is proposing allowing homemade food to be brought into public schools to be shared for “special events,” a reversal of its previous proposal to keep banning sharing such foods, and it’s seemingly going further by proposing allowing homemade food and non-nutritional food to be provided as snacks.

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