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August-16-2019

By Amelia Ferrell Knisely, Charleston Gazette-Mail

West Virginia Schools Superintendent Steve Paine told state education leaders he never planned to start sharing the number of homeless students in the state.

The Charleston Gazette-Mail reported in July that 10,522 public school students — or nearly...

August-15-2019

By Shauna Johnson, WV MetroNews

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Student enrollment continues to decline at West Virginia’s public schools, according to information Dr. Steve Paine, the state superintendent of schools, presented to members of the state Board of Education Wednesday.

The numbers, compared with the past 15 years, were included in his state Department of Education Year In Review for 2018-2019.

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August-14-2019

By Eddie Trizzino, Times West Virginian

FAIRMONT – It’s not unusual for there to be open teaching positions before the start of the school year.

What is unusual is for the positions to have few to no applicants, which the Marion County Board of Education discussed Monday, because that is exactly the case with some available jobs as the school year approaches.

“We’re seeing that sometimes we’ve posted a job three or four times and we haven’t had an applicant, or we’re...

August-07-2019

By Bishop Nash, The Herald-Dispatch

HUNTINGTON — The need for social support in West Virginia’s public schools is well-documented and equally dire.

There are 10,522 homeless students in the Mountain State — which continues to drag at or near the bottom in most poverty metrics — with the opioid epidemic splintering the family unit at every corner.

But schools in a handful of West Virginia counties are preparing for the addition of new state-funded and...

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