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Education bill to include amendment sponsored by Manchin, Toomey
By Tracie Mauriello, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

WASHINGTON — Standardized tests, states’ rights, passing the trash and early childhood education are all in the mix as Congress wrestles with an overhaul of the No Child Left Behind Act.

The name of the proposed substitute — Every Child Achieves — underscores the unpopularity of the signature legislation of President George W. Bush. Conservatives...


State board names new officers; White cries foul
By Ryan Quinn, The Charleston Gazette

The West Virginia Board of Education Thursday elected new officers, but the only board member to vote against the choices accused his colleagues of a “back room deal” despite saying he didn’t know who specifically was involved.

“We talk about transparency — I don’t dislike any one of those people, but you don’t pull that kind of crap,” Bill White told the Gazette after...


Coaches sound off on school board ruling
By Ryan Pritt, The Charleston Gazette

The West Virginia Board of Education may have passed on a vote regarding year-round coaching in high school athletics on Thursday, but several coaches in the area didn't pass on sounding off on the decision.

Had the rule passed, coaching would've been permitted for athletes all year long with the exception of weekends, July 4th and the week before each sport started.



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.



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...