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June-24-2015

Common Core, testing, 2016 election to be spotlighted at NEA convention
By Chris Lawrence, WV MetroNews

ORLANDO, Fla. — The pressing issues of public education will be at the forefront of discussion at the National Education Association’s 153rd meeting starting later this week in Orlando.

Some of West Virginia’s problems in education are likely to be discussed since they are problems shared by other states.  At the forefront of the discussion will be the...

June-24-2015

Putnam's Cindy Daniel picked as new deputy state superintendent
The Associated Press

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A Putnam County Schools official has been named state deputy superintendent of education support.

State Superintendent of Schools Michael Martirano announced Cynthia Daniel's appointment on Tuesday. She will replace Chuck Heinlein, who will retire on June 30.

Daniel currently serves as a Putnam County Schools assistant superintendent. Her...

June-24-2015

West Virginia's ESEA flexibility to continue
By Brittany Murray, The Exponent Telegram 

CLARKSBURG — The U.S. Department of Education (USDE) granted West Virginia and seven other states multiple years of continued flexibility from the provisions of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA).

“It’s just more of a move that USDE is moving away from those outdated guidelines and allowing us more flexibility at the state level,” Harrison County...

June-21-2015

Report: WV receives little federal aid for education
By Mandi Cardosi, Government Reporter, WV State Journal

At a time when policymakers in West Virginia are making critical choices for higher education funding, a new report shows many states already have done the same.

A map of federal and state relationships in higher education funding bring up three key points: levels of funding coming from the federal government and states shift dramatically, many...

June-18-2015

Decision in Ohio v. Clark avoids putting educators in law enforcement role
NEA President: Mandatory reporting laws are there to protect abused, neglected children

WASHINGTON—The Supreme Court of the United States issued its ruling today in Ohio v. Clark, which raised the question of whether a child’s statement to his teacher about being a victim of abuse is inadmissible in a criminal prosecution against his abuser because teachers and other educators should be...

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