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May-29-2019

By Ryan Quinn, Charleston Gazette-Mail

West Virginia Senate President Mitch Carmichael says he wants to officially introduce and pass Saturday his newly proposed bill that includes charter schools plus public school worker pay raises and other public school funding increases.

This could finish the senators’ side of the special legislative session on education in one day.

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May-28-2019

By Brad McElhinny, WV MetroNews

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Everybody has a view on education “betterment.”

Leadership in the state Senate is talking about a comprehensive “Student Success Act.”

The House of Delegates is breaking into ...

May-24-2019

By Bishop Nash, the Herald-Dispatch

HUNTINGTON  Education reform dominated a fractured West Virginia Legislature during the regular session and may do so again in an upcoming special session.

But the model set by Explorer Academy — built four years ago completely under the Expeditionary Learning (EL) curriculum, though operated as a normal public elementary school in Cabell County — may be a point of compromise in the state’s ongoing charter...

May-23-2019

By Ryan Quinn, Charleston Gazette-Mail

The West Virginia Board of Education committee that includes powerful lawmakers canceled the Wednesday meeting that members had requested.

The committee members called for the meeting to vote on which possible policy, law and funding recommendations to advance.

The reasoning for the cancellation was unclear, ...

May-21-2019

By Brad McElhinny, WV MetroNews

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The House of Delegates voted to establish four select committees to consider education matters during a special session to change the state’s school system.

This happened during the first moments of the resumption of a special session that, so far, does not include education reform. Instead, lawmakers were passing bills that had been vetoed by the governor for technical reasons.

The legislative...

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