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October-07-2019

Charleston Gazette-Mail

The West Virginia Board of Education is, starting Monday, traveling far from its usual Charleston meeting place to hear from the public, according to a news release.

The listening tour will also include an online survey, and it will all lead to a report by Dec. 1, the release said.

State school board members’ tour will begin Monday at Mingo Central High, 6-8 p.m. The next meeting will be 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Monongalia County...

October-03-2019

By Greg Jordan, Bluefield Daily Telegraph

PRINCETON — Finding enough certified teachers ready to teach subjects including math and science in area schools is still a challenging task for southern West Virginia’s school districts, local administrators said Wednesday.

The personnel agenda presented during the Sept. 24 Mercer County Board of Education meeting showed approximately 31 teaching positions to be filled; this figure included 11 special education teachers. There were...

October-02-2019

CBS NEWS

Starting Tuesday, a controversial law will allow some teachers in Florida to carry guns inside the classroom. The bill was initially passed in response to the Parkland school shooting last...

September-30-2019

WV MetroNews

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Dave Perry, the President of the West Virginia Board of Education, hopes the board’s listening tour to six locations in the state will be a time for productive exchanges.

The first stop on the tour will be Oct.7 at Mingo Central High School in Delbarton and will feature staff from the West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE) and external stakeholders.

“We want to...

September-27-2019
  • By Amelia Ferrell Knisely, Charleston Gazette-Mail

As of Sept. 12, there were 72 children missing from West Virginia’s foster care system, now classified as runaways by the state.

The state has recorded 651 runaway foster care children — mostly teen boys who flee from less-secure group care settings or schools — since the end of last year through earlier this month.

The number is likely to eclipse the previous year’s number of runaways,...

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