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State BOE meets Monday on Nicholas County
By Jeff Jenkins, WV MetroNews

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The state Board of Education is scheduled to meet in emergency session Monday in connection with the ongoing dispute with the Nicholas County Board of Education over the county’s school consolidation plan.

The official notification of the meeting, posted Friday, said the purpose of the meeting would be “to help expedite a final resolution of the matters pending...


WVDE launches online survey, welcoming comments on ESSA plan
By Jake Jarvis, The Charleston Gazette-Mail

The West Virginia Department of Education launched an online survey this week for people to offer input on its Every Student Succeeds Act plan.

The draft plan won’t be released for the public to review until August, though, according to Jessica Hall, a spokeswoman for the department. The state needs to submit the plan to the federal government in...


NEA applauds lawsuit against Education Department, DeVos
Lawsuit attempts to stop Education Secretary from eliminating regulations designed to forgive students’ debt for worthless degrees
NEA Communications Department Press Release

WASHINGTON — Attorneys general of 18 states and the District of Columbia today filed suit against U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos over the delay of implementing student borrower defense regulations. This lawsuit,...


Nicholas school board president releases official statement on lawsuit
By Alex Wiederspiel, WV MetroNews

SUMMERSVILLE, W.Va. — Nicholas County Board of Education President Gus Penix called the pending litigation against the State Board of Education “unfortunate” in a statement released to MetroNews Thursday morning.

“It is unfortunate that we had to involve the court in a local school board issue. We’re hopeful that the State Board of Education will...


Manchin, Capito against U.S. Senate health care plan
By Alex Thomas, WV MetroNews

WASHINGTON — As West Virginia’s Democratic senator continued opposing the health care bill being pushed by some of his colleagues, the state’s Republican senator came out Tuesday against the legislation.

U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., said he is still against repealing and replacing former President Barack Obama’s health care law, while Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va.,...