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June-04-2019

By Brad McElhinny, WV MetroNews

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — House of Delegates leaders aren’t immediately embracing an omnibus education bill passed out of the Senate, but the House majority whip is mincing no words about the role of the governor.

“With all due respect to the governor, his lack of leadership on public education reform has been disappointing,” said Delegate Paul Espinosa, R-Jefferson.

The state Senate passed a broad-reaching education bill during...

May-31-2019

By Brad McElhinny, WV MetroNews

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Senate President Mitch Carmichael isn’t ready to guarantee an omnibus education bill will be passed in a single day.

“Am I confident? No, I’m not 100 percent confident on it,” Carmichael said in a press conference response to a question about the comprehensive education bill and a second bill focusing on education savings accounts.

Carmichael wants to consider the 144-page omnibus bill and the separate...

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...

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