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May-02-2019

By Brittany Murray, WV MetroNews

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — Though heavily disputed during this year’s regular legislative session, the topic of charter schools will likely be back on the table when the West Virginia Legislature holds its special session.

 “We’re looking at lots of things that relate to school choice,” House Speaker Roger Hanshaw said earlier this week on MetroNews “Talkline” with Hoppy Kercheval. “We know this is a topic that has a lot of people...

May-01-2019

By Ryan Quinn/Phil Kabler, Charleston Gazette-Mail

Delegate Danny Hamrick resigned Tuesday from his position as House Education Committee chairman at the request of the speaker of the House of Delegates.

“I asked for his resignation earlier this week for a personnel matter that has nothing to do with the upcoming session,” said House Speaker Roger Hanshaw, R-Clay. The special legislative session on education is expected to begin later this month.

“That’s about as far as...

April-25-2019

House minority leader says special session could be a success — or a mess

By Brad McElhinny, WV MetroNews

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The minority leader of the House of Delegates isn’t yet sure whether a special session focusing on changes to West Virginia’s education system will be a snap or a slog.

“I’ll be honest. I don’t know what to make of things,” Minority Leader Tim Miley, D-Harrison, said in a telephone interview....

April-24-2019

By WV MetroNews

RIPLEY, W.Va. — Dozens of people took part in a forum Tuesday at Ripley High School regarding possible education policy efforts for this year’s related special legislative session.

The event featured four group discussions on possible legislative approaches, similar to how the state Department of Education organized its forums held across the state in March and April.

Teachers, administrators and lawmakers took part in the event, which...

April-23-2019

By Jeff Jenkins, WV MetroNews

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The state Department of Education has streamlined its school safety notebook.

The notebook has been replaced with an online reporting toolkit, Department of Education Coordinator of the Division of Leader System Support Stephanie Hayes recently told members of the state Board of Education.

“There are different...

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