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Report: WV receives little federal aid for education
By Mandi Cardosi, Government Reporter, WV State Journal

At a time when policymakers in West Virginia are making critical choices for higher education funding, a new report shows many states already have done the same.

A map of federal and state relationships in higher education funding bring up three key points: levels of funding coming from the federal government and states shift dramatically, many...


Decision in Ohio v. Clark avoids putting educators in law enforcement role
NEA President: Mandatory reporting laws are there to protect abused, neglected children

WASHINGTON—The Supreme Court of the United States issued its ruling today in Ohio v. Clark, which raised the question of whether a child’s statement to his teacher about being a victim of abuse is inadmissible in a criminal prosecution against his abuser because teachers and other educators should be...


Absenteeism reported in parts of W.Va. where school year continues
By Shauna Johnson in News | June 18, 2015 at 11:50AM

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — As we near the end of June, schools are still open in parts of West Virginia, but some students who attend those schools are already starting summer vacation.

“I knew there was going to be an absenteeism issue,” said Dale Lee, president of the West Virginia Education Association, of the low attendance reports to...


Randolph superintendent picked to lead Fayette County schools
By Ryan Quinn, The Charleston Gazette

Randolph County Schools Superintendent Terry George will take the same position in Fayette County on July 1, officials said Tuesday, days after Fayette voters rejected a bond sale that could’ve generated more than $60 million to help build, renovate and consolidate schools.State Schools Superintendent Michael Martirano named George to the Fayette post on Tuesday,...


Four Harrison high schools among those changing math structure
By WV MetroNews Staff

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — The Harrison County Board of Education has given schools the autonomy to determine how best to meet the Next Generation standards.

“Dr. Manchin feels that because we have such diversity in our high schools, that rather than make a decision for county-wide, we look at the decision high-school wide,” said Harrison County’s Assistant Superintendent Wendy...