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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...


By Ryan Quinn, Charleston Gazette-Mail

The West Virginia Board of Education committee that includes powerful lawmakers canceled the Wednesday meeting that members had requested.

The committee members called for the meeting to vote on which possible policy, law and funding recommendations to advance.

The reasoning for the cancellation was unclear, ...


By Brad McElhinny, WV MetroNews

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The House of Delegates voted to establish four select committees to consider education matters during a special session to change the state’s school system.

This happened during the first moments of the resumption of a special session that, so far, does not include education reform. Instead, lawmakers were passing bills that had been vetoed by the governor for technical reasons.

The legislative...


By Jessica Farrish, The Register-Herald

Teachers and school support employees dressed in red and "walked in" at their schools in support of an initiative planned by Raleigh County Education Association (RCEA).

Beckley-Stratton Middle School instructor Marcy Lilly, who teaches sixth-grade English and has worked in the school system for around 25 years, said she was one of about 15 teachers and employees at her middle school who gathered out front at various times prior to the...


By Jake Flatley, WV MetroNews

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — With a special session on education approaching in the West Virginia Legislature, affiliates of the West Virginia Education Association in Kanawha County are wanting to make sure they are heard.

Kanawha County Education Association (KCEA) Co-President Dinah Adkins and other members gathered on Thursday at their Charleston office to discuss ideas and make signs for a scheduled walk-in Monday morning before school...