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July-10-2015

New WVBE president to focus on current initiatives and technology
By Sunshine Wiles, WV MetroNews

WVBE president Mike Green has a background in math, science and technology.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Board of Education elected a retired technology industry businessman as its new president.

Mike Green, of Morgantown, was appointed to the board in 2009 for a nine-year term. He’s served the board as vice president since 2013.

“I...

July-09-2015

Michael Martirano: Project serves to review standards

On July 8, the West Virginia Department of Education, in conjunction with West Virginia University and the West Virginia Board of Education, launched Academic Spotlight, a community evaluation of the West Virginia Next Generation Standards.

I believe that this evaluation is the most important educational work in our state right now.

The standards we are asking the community to provide feedback on are...

July-09-2015

WV Board of Education is Seeking Feedback on School Policies
By Bethany Butler, WBOY-TV

The West Virginia Board of Education is seeking feedback on school policies. The policies have been placed on a 30-day public comment period by the state board. The WVBE would like to receive feedback on the policies from parents, students, and teachers.

Policy 5100: Educational Personnel Preparation Programs establishes collaborative program review processes to ensure...

July-07-2015

State school board president: ‘We have to value education more’
By Carrie Hodousek, MetroNews

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Amd debates about West Virginia schools playing catch-up during June in order to meet the 180-day requirement, State School Board president Gayle Manchin says parents, teachers and children should value education more.

[“Instead of saying ‘What about 180?’ why aren’t we saying ‘Why isn’t there 200? Or 210?’ (days),” Manchin told MetroNews “...

July-07-2015

U.S. Senate to begin overhaul of No Child Left Behind
By Tracie Mauriello, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Washington Bureau

WASHINGTON — The Senate today begins debate on a sweeping overhaul of the No Child Left Behind Act, which set national education standards but quickly became unpopular with teachers and parents because of its emphasis on standardized testing.

The bill would retain the examinations but allow states to decide how much weight to give them when...

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