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April-10-2015

W. Va. Board of Education OKs science standards with edit of temperature ‘change,’ instead of ‘rise’
By Ryan Quinn, Staff writer   
  
The West Virginia Board of Education on Thursday adopted new K-12 science education standards, but not without adding changes suggested by board member Wade Linger to the teaching of global warming.

The amendments came despite significant local and national criticism of Linger’s previous suggested changes to the...

April-09-2015

The West Virginia Board of Education doesn’t get much attention, but its members are some of the most influential people in state government.
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WRITTEN BY ZACK HAROLD FOR THE WV FOCUS

The West Virginia Board of Education drew national criticism in December after members voted to adopt new science education standards that intentionally cast doubt on human-influenced global climate change. The Charleston Gazette¬ broke...

April-09-2015

Board reopens classroom debate on climate change, approves amended standards
By Samuel Speciale, Charleston Daily Mail 

Two months after withdrawing its controversial science education standards with modifications that would have asked students to question the scientific community’s assertion that global warming is caused by human greenhouse emissions, the West Virginia Board of Education voted Thursday to amend the standards once again to allow classroom debate...

April-09-2015

Schools must go 180 days, state school board says
By Samuel Speciale, Education reporter, Charleston Daily Mail   
  
The West Virginia Board of Education on Wednesday unanimously denied requests from 29 counties to bypass state laws that require 180 separate days of instruction, a benchmark many districts will only meet this year by pushing the last day of school well into June.

The move comes one month after the board agreed to allow county...

April-09-2015

W.Va. school board denies all make-up-day forgiveness requests
By Ryan Quinn, Staff writer, Charleston Gazette 
  
The West Virginia Board of Education on Wednesday denied requests by all 27 school districts that applied for make-up-day forgiveness, meaning they’ll have to further extend their last days of school to meet the new requirement this year for 180 separate instructional days.

Many districts missed relatively high numbers of days this...

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