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By: Pete Davis, WV MetroNews

PINEVILLE, W.Va. — Long before Wyoming County residents learned that the county’s largest private employer, the Pinnacle Mine, would not be saved from closure, administrators with the public school system were preparing for the economic hardship that such a circumstance likely would create for the county’s schools, which rely heavily on revenue generated by taxes from area businesses.

Deirdre Cline became Superintendent of Wyoming...


By: Tina Alvey, Beckley Register-Herald


By: Jeff Jenkins, WV MetroNews

The state Department of Education has finalized a plan to address the poor scores in math and student attendance issues that showed up against on the first-ever Balanced Scorecard released earlier this school year.

Mathematics performance, particularly at the middle school and high school levels, is low system wide. Only 37 percent of students tested proficient in math, 45 percent in English/Language Arts.

“The math plan is done,” state...


By: Ryan Quinn, Charleston Gazette-Mail

In Kanawha County, after you vote for U.S. Senate, West Virginia Supreme Court and other races, your trip down the Nov. 6 general election ballot will take you to a long list of school expenses and confusing numbers.

Welcome to the Kanawha County school system excess levy.

For the past quarter-century, Kanawha County...