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April-09-2019

By Jeff Jenkins, WV MetroNews

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A final report from the eight Department of Education-sponsored education reform public forums won’t be ready in time for Wednesday’s state Board of Education meeting.

State School Superintendent Dr. Steve Paine said they will talk about the forums but the final report is going to take a few weeks to put together. The mediation firm the department hired is working with Marshall University to put all of the...

April-08-2019

By The Dominion Post

“It’s just really good to listen to people.”

That should be the first point of reference for the Legislature once it resumes its special session on public education reforms.

The remark above was one of the state superintendent of schools’ observations following the final forum on the state’s education system.

We were encouraged by the thousands of West Virginians who participated in the eight forums sponsored by the state Department of...

April-04-2019

By Amber Sipe, WSAZ

LOGAN COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- UPDATE 4/3/19 @ 4:25 p.m.
A school that has been dealing with a scabies issue had a slightly more than 83 percent absentee rate on Wednesday, according to the superintendent's office at Holden Central Elementary School.

Only 29 of 174 children made it to school on Wednesday.

The school was closed Tuesday because of strong fumes left over from cleaning supplies. Parents are asking to...

April-03-2019

By Joselyn King, The Intelligencer: Wheeling News-Register

WHEELING — Northern Panhandle residents weighed in Tuesday night on what the West Virginia Legislature can do to improve education, with some thinking elected state leaders shouldn’t even be involved with passing public school reforms into law.

They suggested any proposed education reform package instead go directly before West Virginia voters as a referendum.

The idea came up during a discussion at a table...

April-02-2019

By Kyleigh Rice WDTV

HARRISON COUNTY, W.Va (WDTV) - Social emotional supports, school choice and innovation, funding opportunities, and instructional quality were the four main group discussions community members could participate in at the West Virginia's Voice Education Forum held at Robert C. Byrd High School.

The forum allowed the community to voice their opinions about how the education system...

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