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CPR training gets a boost in Jackson County
By Chris Lawrence, WV MetroNews

RIPLEY, W.Va. — “Jackson County just got a whole lot safer today.”  The words of Kevin Pauley of the American Heart Association as CPR training was held Monday for students about to graduate from Ripley and Ravenswood High Schools.

The training comes as a result of a generous donation by UniCare to provide more than 400 CPR kits to students in the county which are designed to help...


State school board president says board should take advantage of constitutional power
By Jeff Jenkins, WV MetroNews

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia Board of Education President Tom Campbell says he wants the state board to “seize” the authority given to it by the state Constitution.

With the swearing-in of two new board members last week, once again giving the board full membership, Campbell read a statement on what he hopes the new look board will do...


State board plans to take up Nicholas request after court ruling
By Jeff Jenkins, WV MetroNews

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The state Board of Education plans to have a special meeting in the coming weeks to discuss the Nicholas County school consolidation plan, the board said in a statement read at its meeting that was held Thursday in Charleston.

The Nicholas County BOE voted more than two months ago to change its school facilities plan to include the...


Boone, Calhoun school deficit plans approved
Jake Jarvis, Charleston Gazette-Mail

West Virginia Board of Education members on Thursday unanimously approved plans for school boards in Boone and Calhoun counties to eliminate their deficits.

Both school systems have “casual deficits,” which is a recurring deficit or a deficit greater than 3 percent. Had board members not approved the deficit-reduction plans Thursday, they would have declared a state of...


Trump’s first full education budget: Deep cuts to public school programs in pursuit of school choice
By Emma Brown, Valerie Strauss and Danielle Douglas-Gabriel, The Washington Post

Funding for college work-study programs would be cut in half, public-service loan forgiveness would end and hundreds of millions of dollars that public schools could use for mental health, advanced coursework and other services would vanish under a Trump administration plan to cut $...