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September-08-2015

State Board of Education to hear comments in Fayetteville tonight
By Sarah Plummer, The Register-Herald

Fayette County residents have one opportunity Tuesday to share their thoughts with the West Virginia Board of Education concerning Superintendent Terry George’s plan for the school district.
 
Following a Fayette County Board of Education meeting at 5 p.m. the state board will convene at 6 p.m. at Fayetteville High School to hear public comment on...

September-04-2015

Republicans still eying Common Core repeal
By Samuel Speciale, Education Reporter, Charleston Gazette-Mail

HUNTINGTON — Republicans in the House of Delegates will continue efforts to repeal Common Core in West Virginia regardless of any action taken by the state Department of Education during a comprehensive review of its controversial English and math standards.

Following a Thursday town hall meeting in Huntington set up to inform the public on the...

September-04-2015

Department of Education Continues Academic Standards Meetings
By Clark Davis, WV Public Broadcasting

The West Virginia Department of Education is set to hold a meeting tonight at Marshall about academic standards in the state.

It’s the latest in a series of town hall-style meetings being held around the state. They’ll examine the West Virginia Next Generation Standards for grades K-12. The meeting starts at 6:30 in the Memorial Student Center on Marshall’...

September-04-2015

State revenues down $12 million after 2 months of fiscal year
By Jeff Jenkins, MetroNews

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The struggling coal industry is rearing its head in state revenue collections with coal severance revenue already down $20 million from estimates after just two months of the fiscal year.

The state Department of Revenue released the latest numbers Thursday. The state collected $299 million in taxes in August, which was $7.5 million below estimates...

September-04-2015

State Bar panel told lawyers should not be required in hearings
By Kate White, Courts Reporter, Charleston Gazette-Mail

An overwhelming majority of speakers Thursday sent a clear message to the West Virginia State Bar’s Unlawful Practice of Law Committee that non-lawyers should continue to appear as advocates in state administrative proceedings.

Both lawyers and union representatives spoke during a hearing before the committee...

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