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December-10-2019

By Jake Flatley, WV MetroNews

CLENDENIN, W.Va. — The Kanawha County Board of Education unanimously approved Lewis County based Doss Enterprises LLC’s $19.7 million bid for site preparation work on the new Herbert Hoover High School.

The 5-0 motion came Monday morning during a special session meeting to get the ball rolling on work in the Givens Fork area for the school destroyed in the June 2016...

December-06-2019

By Brad McElhinny, WV MetroNews

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The PEIA Finance Board approved a plan for the coming fiscal year without increased costs or benefit cuts for the 220,000 workers who are insured, prompting a thank you from the leader of one of West Virginia’s teachers unions.

But Dale Lee, president of the West Virginia Education Association, also urged the Public Employees Insurance Agency to continue to focus on financial stability into the future.

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December-05-2019

By Brad McElhinny, WVMetroNews

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The Health Plan, a managed care company based in Wheeling, says it’s back in business with Charleston Area Medical Center.

“This renewal ensures all persons insured through The Health Plan will have no gaps in coverage at CAMC facilities,” The Health Plan stated.

The relationship between the managed care organization and the giant healthcare provider went in doubt earlier this year after the Health Plan...

December-04-2019

The Herald Dispatch

Enrollment in West Virginia public schools declined by 4,120 students between last school year and this one. It wasn’t an isolated event. Enrollment has been falling in most counties for more than a decade.

This trend does not bode well for West Virginia.

As with many things involving statistics, it’s not just the aggregate number that people need to look at but also the distribution of numbers. Not surprisingly, at least three counties have...

December-03-2019

By Samantha Cart

Over the past two years, charter schools have been among a handful of hot-button topics in the heated discussion on how to reform education in West Virginia. While both sides of the aisle agree a quality education system is vital to a thriving economy, there is much debate on what changes need to be made to get there. In June, Governor Jim Justice signed House Bill 206, an omnibus education bill allowing charter schools to open in West...

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