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By Jeff Jenkins, WV MetroNews

November 13, 2020

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — There are nearly 9,300 fewer students in West Virginia this school year than last and the decrease could cost the public education system nearly $43 million in state funding.

The state Board of Education received the certified enrollment numbers for this school year at its monthly meeting Thursday in...


WV MetroNews

November 6, 2020

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Gov. Jim Justice on Thursday announced the appointment of a Marshall University leader to the West Virginia Board of Education.

Stan Maynard serves as the executive director of the institution’s June Harless Center for Rural Educational Research and Development. He has more than 40 years of experience in public education, including two decades working to improve rural education.

Maynard succeeds...


By Ryan Quinn, Charleston Gazette-Mail

November 4, 2020

The group seeking to start what may become West Virginia’s first charter school is demanding the Monongalia and Preston county boards of education approve it by Monday or face a lawsuit.

West Virginia Academy is planned to open somewhere in the “greater Morgantown area,” and it’s likely to also draw students from Preston and, possibly, Marion County, too.

That’s according to John Treu, a...


By Douglas Soule, Mountain State Spotlight

October 29, 2020

The two towers rivaled the height of the neighboring school.

An assortment of slides slithered from the towers, which rose from opposing ends of a criss-cross of ladders, stairs and playground equipment. Grass and weeds grew up in scattered tufts in the mulch below. 

While students can attend in-person classes twice a week at Kellogg Elementary School in Huntington, the playground is...


By Ryan Quinn, Charleston Gazette-Mail

October 27, 2020

In 2016, Democrat Glenn Jeffries defeated the incumbent senator, moderate Republican Chris Walters.

Now, seeking re-election for the first time, Jeffries faces a whole different type of opponent: Kathie Hess Crouse.

They’re competing in the 8th state senatorial district, which covers all of Putnam County east of the Kanawha River and all of Kanawha County north of the river and U.S. 119....