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July-08-2019

By John Quesenberry, published in the Beckley Register-Herald

As a co-president of the Raleigh County Education Association, I feel compelled to respond to the attacks on my organization and the character of my colleagues in recent remarks by my local state senator.

While I applaud and agree wholeheartedly with Senator Rollan Roberts’ comments at the end of his recent letter calling for civility, I find that plea rings rather hollow when the letter describes us as reprehensible...

July-02-2019

By Ryan Quinn, Charleston Gazette-Mail

The state School Building Authority is accepting public comments through noon Friday on extensive proposed policy changes.

“Nearly every section, appendix, form, and policy was amended,” SBA Executive Director David Roach wrote in a May 29 letter addressed to SBA board members, schools superintendents and...

July-01-2019

By The Register-Herald

Now that Senate Majority Leader Mitch Carmichael and his minions have wrapped up their end run around all Democratic defenses and the customary manner of advancing legislation, this moment serves as proper warning to citizens that the Republican caucuses in the House and Senate have found a convenient way around whatever roadblock stands in their way.

All of those shortcomings citizens saw in their local schools and spoke of during numerous education town...

June-28-2019

By Brad McElhinny, WV MetroNews

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The Public Employees Insurance Agency is on solid financial footing for now, but is keeping a close eye on a trend of people leaving their school or state positions.

During a PEIA Finance Board meeting on Thursday, agency officials including director Ted Cheatham acknowledged watching the effects of a shrinking pool of members.

The number is a couple thousand a year, Cheatham said.

On the one...

June-26-2019

By Brad McElhinny, WV MetroNews

MORGANTOWN – Following the Senate’s passage of the omnibus education bill, Senate President Mitch Carmichael is confident a county board of education will take the next step to authorize the establishment of West Virginia’s first charter school.

The West Virginia Senate approved HB 206 18-16, along a party-line vote Monday night. Like previous versions, the bill includes a variety of proposed changes to the education system,...

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