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Hoppy Kercheval: State superintendent sticks to 180 days
WV MetroNews

The public school year in some West Virginia counties ended with a kind of educational malaise; poor student attendance, many teachers out, no real instruction, grumbling by parents that their kids had to attend school well into June and a general waste of time.

The worst problems were in counties that missed a lot of days because of winter weather.  Their school year was extended to...


Tomblin to discuss juvenile justice reform in Huntington
By Huntington Herald-Dispatch Staff

HUNTINGTON — Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin is outlining a new push to overhaul West Virginia's juvenile justice system.

Tomblin will be in Huntington on Thursday afternoon discussing reforms that passed last legislative session. The event will be at the St. Mary's Center for Education.

With the law, truancy diversion specialists will be in every county and youth...


Common Core, testing, 2016 election to be spotlighted at NEA convention
By Chris Lawrence, WV MetroNews

ORLANDO, Fla. — The pressing issues of public education will be at the forefront of discussion at the National Education Association’s 153rd meeting starting later this week in Orlando.

Some of West Virginia’s problems in education are likely to be discussed since they are problems shared by other states.  At the forefront of the discussion will be the...


Putnam's Cindy Daniel picked as new deputy state superintendent
The Associated Press

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A Putnam County Schools official has been named state deputy superintendent of education support.

State Superintendent of Schools Michael Martirano announced Cynthia Daniel's appointment on Tuesday. She will replace Chuck Heinlein, who will retire on June 30.

Daniel currently serves as a Putnam County Schools assistant superintendent. Her...


West Virginia's ESEA flexibility to continue
By Brittany Murray, The Exponent Telegram 

CLARKSBURG — The U.S. Department of Education (USDE) granted West Virginia and seven other states multiple years of continued flexibility from the provisions of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA).

“It’s just more of a move that USDE is moving away from those outdated guidelines and allowing us more flexibility at the state level,” Harrison County...