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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...


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“It’s just more of a move that USDE is moving away from those outdated guidelines and allowing us more flexibility at the state level,” Harrison County...


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...


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...


Absenteeism reported in parts of W.Va. where school year continues
By Shauna Johnson in News | June 18, 2015 at 11:50AM

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — As we near the end of June, schools are still open in parts of West Virginia, but some students who attend those schools are already starting summer vacation.

“I knew there was going to be an absenteeism issue,” said Dale Lee, president of the West Virginia Education Association, of the low attendance reports to...