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“It’s just more of a move that USDE is moving away from those outdated guidelines and allowing us more flexibility at the state level,” Harrison County...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


Randolph superintendent picked to lead Fayette County schools
By Ryan Quinn, The Charleston Gazette

Randolph County Schools Superintendent Terry George will take the same position in Fayette County on July 1, officials said Tuesday, days after Fayette voters rejected a bond sale that could’ve generated more than $60 million to help build, renovate and consolidate schools.State Schools Superintendent Michael Martirano named George to the Fayette post on Tuesday,...