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State Board of Education to hear comments in Fayetteville tonight
By Sarah Plummer, The Register-Herald

Fayette County residents have one opportunity Tuesday to share their thoughts with the West Virginia Board of Education concerning Superintendent Terry George’s plan for the school district.
Following a Fayette County Board of Education meeting at 5 p.m. the state board will convene at 6 p.m. at Fayetteville High School to hear public comment on...


Republicans still eying Common Core repeal
By Samuel Speciale, Education Reporter, Charleston Gazette-Mail

HUNTINGTON — Republicans in the House of Delegates will continue efforts to repeal Common Core in West Virginia regardless of any action taken by the state Department of Education during a comprehensive review of its controversial English and math standards.

Following a Thursday town hall meeting in Huntington set up to inform the public on the...


Department of Education Continues Academic Standards Meetings
By Clark Davis, WV Public Broadcasting

The West Virginia Department of Education is set to hold a meeting tonight at Marshall about academic standards in the state.

It’s the latest in a series of town hall-style meetings being held around the state. They’ll examine the West Virginia Next Generation Standards for grades K-12. The meeting starts at 6:30 in the Memorial Student Center on Marshall’...


State revenues down $12 million after 2 months of fiscal year
By Jeff Jenkins, MetroNews

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The struggling coal industry is rearing its head in state revenue collections with coal severance revenue already down $20 million from estimates after just two months of the fiscal year.

The state Department of Revenue released the latest numbers Thursday. The state collected $299 million in taxes in August, which was $7.5 million below estimates...


State Bar panel told lawyers should not be required in hearings
By Kate White, Courts Reporter, Charleston Gazette-Mail

An overwhelming majority of speakers Thursday sent a clear message to the West Virginia State Bar’s Unlawful Practice of Law Committee that non-lawyers should continue to appear as advocates in state administrative proceedings.

Both lawyers and union representatives spoke during a hearing before the committee...