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March-19-2019

By Alex Thomas, WV MetroNews

CABELL COUNTY, W.Va. — The West Virginia Department of Education has been here before.

Education stakeholders, public officials and community members divided into groups for roundtable discussions on best addressing an area’s education concerns.

The last time the department did such was during talks on the future of...

March-15-2019

WV MetroNews

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Eight counties are no longer on the state Department of Education’s Financial Watch List because of improvements in each system’s financial situation.

The department announced Wednesday that boards of education in Boone, Clay, Hampshire, Hardy, Lewis, Pocahontas, Summers and Tucker counties have improved their general expense fund balances. State officials also considered the number of personnel paid through local funds...

March-14-2019

By Jake Flatley, WV MetroNews

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Dale Lee, the president of the West Virginia Education Association, is calling the upcoming public forums around the state to discuss education issues a “golden opportunity.”

Dr. Steve Paine announced Monday that the state Department of Education will host seven public forums in...

March-13-2019

By Alex Thomas, WV MetroNews

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — As frustrations continue over the delay involving new schools in Kanawha County, U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., spoke Tuesday to a regional Federal Emergency Management Agency leader about construction plans and related obstacles.

Capito discussed with FEMA Region III Administrator MaryAnn Tierney the current situation surrounding Clendenin Elementary and Herbert Hoover High schools and why — more than...

March-11-2019

By Ryan Quinn, Charleston Gazette-Mail

Saturday marked the end of this year’s regular legislative session, much of which focused on education.

That was mostly because of the education overhaul bill (Senate Bill 451), in which Republican leaders bundled their promised public school worker pay raises with many other things, including legalizing charter schools and funding about 400 more student support personnel, like social workers and psychologists.

The House of...

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