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February 2017Teacher vacancies reach crisis level
February 2017Richwood mayor keeps up anti-consolidation fight
February 2017New look state school board dials back student testing, A-F school grading program
February 2017Allegations of embezzlement probed in Boone County schools
February 2017State Board of Education returns full control to Fayette County
February 2017Kingery resigns from state education board
February 2017W.Va. high schools recognized for high graduation rates
February 2017Governor’s remark on Richwood school situation draws praise, criticism too
February 2017High school students suspended for not going back to class after scheduled protest
February 2017Parents ask for review of plan to close Meadow Bridge High School
February 2017Education leaders applaud Justice’s teacher pay raise, testing reform proposals
February 2017Cabell BOE superintendent search advances
February 2017New state board members pick new president and VP; want to upend A through F
February 2017School board members Green, Jackson, see handwriting on the blackboard and step down
February 2017Perry named BOE member; Campbell likely president
February 2017Green, Jackson resign from W.Va. school board
February 2017FEMA financing flooded schools demolition, portable classroom buildings
January 2017STUDY SAYS WEST VIRGINIA CHILDREN LEAST EDUCATED IN USA
January 2017WV FACING HUGE $500 MILLION DEFICIT
January 2017Governor Justice sounds grave warnings about budget
January 2017Bid accepted for demolition of schools Mayor led out by police
January 2017RESA directors defend services amid talks of funding cuts
January 2017Union leader likes Justice picks for state Board of Education
January 2017Gov. Jim Justice names three new state school board members, all at once
January 2017GILMER ATHLETIC DIRECTOR CHARGED WITH BATTERY OF STUDENT ATHLETE
January 2017State BOE Member to Resign – Justice appoints new minority affairs director
January 2017Nicholas County BOE approves consolidation proposal
January 2017Duerring looks to consolidate Bridge, Clendenin Elementary schools
January 2017BOARD PRESIDENT WHITED RESIGNS FROM CALHOUN SCHOOLS
January 2017State leaders might follow new Gov. Jim Justice’s lead on reforming A to F grades for W.Va. schools
January 2017Boone schools may cut 40-45 positions as grievances, suits continue
January 2017Bob Henry Baber: Loss of schools to consolidation is a blow Richwood should not absorb
January 2017Justice takes aim at education bureaucracy in inaugural address
January 2017Gayle Manchin named West Virginia Secretary of Department of Education and the Arts
January 2017Fayette County gets most of its school system back from state control
January 2017Fayette school board offered return of partial control of school system
January 2017State’s largest school system deals with losing more than 700 students
January 2017State Board of Education considers replacing Smarter Balanced tests
January 2017Parents express concern about new administrator at Marion County school
January 2017Nicholas County superintendent recommends consolidating schools
January 2017Legislative audit recommends eliminating RESAs
January 20172 Gilmer board members resign as school system freed from state control
January 2017As WV public schools struggle, GOP leaders talk up other options
January 2017PEOPLE MOVING FROM WV AND TRI-STATE REGION
December 2016One way to measure Trump? See what he does for West Virginia.
December 2016State BOE to discuss superintendent search in the New Year
December 2016The great W.Va. budget balancing game
December 2016Gilmer freed from takeover if it agrees to keep state-appointed super
December 2016State BOE returns local control to Gilmer County Schools
December 2016First projects in Fayette consolidation plan funded
December 2016New FAFSA goal set for West Virginia high school seniors
December 2016WV’S BUDGET SHORTFALL PREDICTED AT $400 MILLION
December 2016WHILE NATION’S SMOKERS DROP, WV TOPS THE LIST
December 2016THOUSANDS OF WV MINERS LOSING BENEFITS – Congress Lukewarm With Solution
December 2016WHAT MATTERS HERE ON EARTH – Blissful Oppression Under The Sun?
December 2016CALHOUN HIGH SCHOOL COLLEGE ENTRANCE APPLICATIONS RATES LOWEST IN WV?
December 2016Why We Desperately Need To Bring Back Vocational Training In Schools
December 2016UHS students protest against administrator
December 2016PEIA CUTS $50 MILLION BENEFITS FOR WV TEACHERS, EMPLOYEES AND RETIREES
December 2016WHAT, ME WORRY? – KEEPING THE PUBLIC IN THE DARK
November 2016Richwood Mayor Baber wants a pause on flooded school demolition plans
November 2016OBESITY RATE FOR WV’S POOREST KIDS CLIMBING
November 2016FEMA commits to replacing five schools destroyed in June flood
November 2016West Virginia schools get A to F grades starting today
November 2016Monroe County requests SBA funds for school consolidation project
November 2016Boone County BOE Moves to Keep Schools Open Next Year
November 2016Counties set to make their pitches to state School Building Authority
November 2016Replacement for flooded Greenbrier County school among proposals to SBA
November 2016NEW WV A-F SCHOOL RATING SYSTEM DELAYED
October 2016Boone school board president resigns
October 2016Community grocers in rural areas struggling to keep shelves stocked
October 2016Logan school board hires interim superintendent
October 2016Two Jackson County buses involved in morning accident
October 2016WV public school students’ NAEP science scores flat
October 2016Clay County Schools chooses new interim superintendent
October 2016Problems abound in Wayne school construction project featured in campaign ad
October 2016WV public high school graduation rate nears 90%
October 2016Boone official estimates textbooks would cost $556K
October 2016BEHAVIORAL PROBLEMS PLAGUE CALHOUN MIDDLE-HIGH SCHOOL – School Trying To Solve Problem
October 2016BROADBAND PROMISES, BROADBAND DREAMS – WV Broadband Council Will Use $1.47 Million To Study And Public Relations?
October 2016Logan has new school superintendent
October 2016Boone residents protest school closings
October 2016Boone County community beginning the fight to keep its schools
October 2016Consolidations and Closures Recommended for Several Boone County Schools
October 2016Interim Logan County superintendent resigns
October 2016State board to take up Martirano resignation
October 2016Thousands of retired miners, widows receive letters announcing end of health care benefits unless Congress acts
October 2016$8.1 MILLION SO FAR IN WV GOVERNORS RACE – Republican PAC Money At $3.4 Million For AG Morrisey Race
October 2016Principal of Charleston West Side elementary school addresses poverty, drugs; low test scores
October 2016CALHOUN SCHOOL’S SUPREME COURT PERSONNEL CASE COULD SET PRECEDENT
October 2016Boone budget cuts mean some students don’t have science books
September 2016WALLET HUB: WEST VIRGINIA NEAR LAST FOR TEACHERS
September 2016SBA in holding pattern with flood-damaged schools
September 2016Fayette County clears first SBA hurdle
September 2016Gayle Manchin used education role to promote school epinephrine, paper says
September 2016DIRT ROADS – A Blessing In Time
September 2016WV TOPS DEER COLLISION RATE FOR TEN YEARS
September 2016Bresch grilled by congressional committee over EpiPen cost, response
September 2016Students and officials learning from each other in midst of drug crisis
September 2016Help wanted sign again going up at West Virginia school superintendent’s office
September 2016W.Va. schools superintendent announces he will leave job next summer
September 2016Mylan CEO’s mother used position with education group to boost EpiPen sales nationwide
September 2016AMERICANS HELD HOSTAGE BY DRUG COMPANIES – 2007 Epipen $50, 2016 Cost $600
September 2016How does a broke W.Va. county pay its million-dollar jail bill?
September 2016FEMA approves grant for Nicholas County schools
September 2016Poca principal charged with using school debit card for personal purchases
September 2016Webster County ordered to pay $1.5 million jail bill
September 2016Kanawha County seeking public input on school start date with online survey
September 2016Law school students from outside WV could get in-state tuition rate
September 2016Monongalia County Commission Backs School Levy
September 2016FEMA green-lights portable classroom installation at 2 Kanawha County schools
September 2016STUDY SAYS AMERICANS ARE READING LESS AND LESS
September 2016For Kids, Anxiety About School Can Feel Like ‘Being Chased By A Lion’
September 2016West Virginia continues to see drop in number of uninsured people
September 2016Calhoun schools close due to mandatory EPA testing
September 2016Marion restricts transgender students’ bathroom access
September 2016WVEA president: State BOE making right decision by keeping test scores out of teacher evaluations
September 2016ONE IN FOUR WV CHILDREN LACK FOOD ACCESS
September 2016Students can apply for Promise, other financial aid sooner
September 2016Help available for ITT Tech students
September 20164-year colleges seek move away from developmental courses
September 2016Webster County looks to WV Supreme Court of Appeals for answers
September 2016Teacher evaluation mandate halted, naloxone policy OK’d
September 2016WV school board approves Fayette school consolidation plan
September 2016How the Justice Department Is Trying to Dismantle Georgia’s Segregated Special-Education System
September 2016DIVIDED AMERICA: In Recovery, Many Poor Schools Left Behind
September 2016Nearly all WV voters are worried about the economy
September 2016State Board of Education set to vote on new Fayette facilities plan Wednesday
September 2016Fayette County plan not for the students
September 2016WV BOE to vote on Fayette County schools consolidation
September 2016Report: 38% of WV teachers absent at least 10 days a year
September 2016WV RANKS HIGH IN OBESITY AND DIABETES
September 2016Preston survey: Maintenance tops list
September 2016Westwood adds Pantry Plus More Store
September 2016Governor Tomblin Presents State Development Grants for Historic Preservation
August 20163 hurt in Boone County school bus crash
August 2016Music courses for small children in the works at School of Harmony
August 2016GIANT WV ENCYCLOPEDIA ON-LINE FREE – Mapping Features Upgraded
August 2016CALHOUN TEACHER CODY JACK CUNNINGHAM – Beware, School Grades Can Trash Faculty Morale, True Educational Efforts
August 2016Two new Oak Hill schools the first phase of ‘aggressive’ facilities plan
August 2016Huntington High’s new principal brings extensive experience to role
August 2016Senate Hopeful’s Defense on Hiring Immigrant Labor Raising Questions
August 2016Martirano pushes ‘stay the course’ attitude
August 2016St. Louis school sees 90% of their students’ attendance increase because of washing machines
August 2016WHAT ME WORRY? Free Market Prescription Drug Prices Soar, Soar, Soar
August 2016Mylan’s EpiPen at center of controversy
August 2016Marion County BOE Sues West Virginia Department of Education
August 2016Martirano lauds Mineral County for 97 percent graduation rate
August 2016Lawmakers take another swipe at budget cutting
August 2016Former WV governor and students celebrate Promise Scholarship program
August 2016Despite dissent, Fayette BOE passes resolution to support facilities plan
August 2016Author of WV flood protection plan disappointed its recommendations weren’t enacted
August 2016WV Kids Count Finds Big Racial Disparities in Child Well-Being
August 2016More questionable spending from Logan County schools
August 2016Parents criticize early August school start date at Kanawha BOE meeting
August 2016More than $9,100 worth of purchases reportedly under investigation
August 2016West Virginia ranks 3rd in enrolling AmeriCorps members
August 2016CALHOUN MIDDLE-HIGH SCHOOL TEST RESULTS DISMAL – State Scores Show Low Proficiency, Arnoldsburg School Exceeds State Averages
August 2016200 new teachers ready to go in Berkeley County
August 2016STATE STUDENT TESTING INDICATES LOW PROFICIENCY – Time Used For Testing “Alarming” Except For Elementary Students
August 201675 portable classroom buildings coming to Kanawha County to replace 2 flooded-out schools
August 2016WV SBA staff reveal plan to close, consolidate, build Fayette schools
August 2016Superintendent and Commission President at odds in Fayette County over new school facilities plan
August 2016After flood, teachers return to Clay County schools Monday; Students are back Thursday
August 2016W.Va. schools dealing with shortage of math teachers
August 2016Study: West Virginia has Third Worst Economy in U.S.
August 2016WHAT ME WORRY? – Reducing Drinking Water Rules Major Push In WV
August 2016Mercer Sheriff’s Dept. investigating vandalism at Pike View High School
August 2016Allegations grow over mismanagement in Logan County
August 2016BROADBAND PROMISES, BROADBAND DREAMS: Frontier WV Waste Funding Fiber Optic
August 2016Investigation underway into spending in Logan County schools
August 2016Kanawha County first in W.Va. to start new school year
August 2016Clendenin Elementary to close; Kanawha BOE says new school will be built
August 2016Teachers unions file lawsuit against Boone County Board of Education
August 2016Devastation remains for Kanawha teachers back in flood damaged schools
August 2016Former Boone County Teacher Speaks Out About His Decision to Resign
August 2016Frontier and Citynet battle to employ WV Senate majority leader
August 2016Several Boone Schools’ employees resign amid budget crisis
August 2016Deadline to Apply For Reading is Fundamental (RIF) Matching Grant is October 15, 2016
August 2016WARNING: THE GOLDEN AGE OF SURVEILLANCE – Homeland “Big Brother” Snooping, America Doesn’t Mind
August 2016WV FLOOD ASSISTANCE HITS $72 MILLION
August 2016WEST VIRGINIA “IN THE MIDDLE” VIOLENT CRIME RATE – Violent Crimes Decreasing For Two Decades
July 2016WVEA’s Lee says Boone school workers face Aug. 1 deadline
July 2016FAYETTE COUNTY RESIDENTS WHINE OVER REAL INTERNET ACCESS
July 2016WV GRIEVANCE BOARD RULES AGAINST FIRED CALHOUN SCHOOL EMPLOYEES – Board Office Reorganization Saved $55,000-$60,000 With $1.8 Million Deficit
July 2016Students of flooded Nicholas schools to use portables
July 2016In the wake of teacher salary and benefit cuts, WVEA plans Boone County meeting
July 2016New Nicholas superintendent unveils emergency plan; no decision on flood-damaged schools
July 2016Frontier squandered $4.5M in federal funds by padding invoices, suit alleges
July 2016Assessment: Clendenin Elementary sustains nearly 97 percent substantial damage in flood
July 2016Lincoln County ready to launch student drug testing program
July 2016WV Federation of Teachers President criticizes Boone County budget cuts
July 2016Kanawha superintendent: Hoover will get a new facility
July 2016Herbert Hoover High School to close in flood’s aftermath
July 2016“That dollar figure looms,” for members of the Fayette facility committee
July 2016Martirano commends Boone school board for passing pay cuts
July 2016WV colleges don’t have much cash on hand
July 2016Two Barbour County schools to close following 2016-17 school year
July 2016Berkeley County Schools face staffing challenges
July 2016Philip Barbour teacher tells hostage survival story; offers lessons learned to other school officials
July 2016Kanawha BOE urges Elk River residents to attend meeting mapping out flooded schools’ future
July 2016Boone County School board agrees to cut benefits and supplemental salaries
July 2016Boone school board makes state-ordered cuts to avoid takeover
July 2016New Fayette BOE members talk capital planning, facilities
July 2016Fewer public colleges would save state money, lawmakers say
July 2016WVEA President: Boone County should have more time to resolve school budget shortfall
July 2016State school board votes for Boone takeover
July 2016State BOE votes to seize control of Boone County system
July 2016Herbert Hoover students to begin school year splitting time in Elkview Middle building
July 2016After meeting for hours, state school board postpones Boone decision
July 2016State school board puts off decision on Boone County
July 2016Summers names new chief
July 2016COLLEGE EDUCATION CALLS FOR THICK POCKETBOOKS
July 2016TOP EIGHT HIGHEST PAID WEST VIRGINIA STATE EMPLOYEES
July 2016Possible Boone schools takeover this week
July 2016Tennant case may extend past election
July 2016WV HAS $39 MILLION ROAD DAMAGE FROM FLOOD – Added To $1 Billion Needed To Fix States Decaying Road-Bridge System
July 2016WEST VIRGINIA STILL LEADS NATION WITH SMOKING RATE – State Ranks 32nd In Taxing
July 2016Kanawha Superintendent remains optimistic on all schools opening on time
July 2016BOONE CO. SCHOOLS NOW EXCEEDS CALHOUN WITH HIGHEST DEFICIT
July 2016SBA says people will have to pick future projects carefully
July 2016Growth in WV prison spending far outpaces school spending
July 2016Morrisey hoping for bathroom injunction response before school year
July 2016Elementary school principal in Greenbrier County hoping school year provides relief for parents and students
July 2016State school board member and Boone County native weighs in on county school budget issue
June 2016Boone school board may make more cuts
June 2016National education leaders giving money for supplies at flooded West Virginia schools
June 2016West Virginia answers the call
June 2016SSAC spearheads efforts to help athletic programs recover from flood
June 2016School damage reports changing rapidly; start times could be pushed back
June 2016Two very different operations at Clay County High School
June 201625 WV schools reportedly damaged by flood, storm
June 2016SBA approves funding for Fayette, Putnam, but not Kanawha
June 2016First lady’s Let’s Move! initiative recognizes WV schools
June 2016Kids Count director pleased with upward movement of ranking
June 2016Jefferson County teacher accused of sex with students
June 2016Special session over; lawmakers leave Charleston
June 2016Summer food program kicks off in W.Va. to help feed needy children
June 2016Boone County Schools bailout bill passes state Senate
June 2016Senator touts bill to address Boone County school woes
June 2016Community mourns Jefferson High drama teacher
June 2016WV state school board OKs revised A-F policy
June 2016State school board approves grading evaluation system for public schools
June 2016The big problem with one of the most popular assumptions about the poor
June 2016Clay County schools won’t follow Obama transgender directive
June 2016Boone County Educators Concerned About the Possibility of Delayed Paychecks
June 2016West Virginia just weeks away from a partial government shutdown
June 2016Study: West Virginia has Third Worst Economy in U.S.
June 2016Putnam teachers’ union honors outgoing superintendent
June 2016State college financial aid awardees still waiting on a budget
June 2016Family, friends mourning death of state school superintendent’s wife
June 2016Boone County schools need money from state to finish budget year
June 2016Logan superintendent contract signed without illegal insurance benefit
May 2016Speak Your Piece: A Homestead Act for Appalachia
May 2016SBA data drives home Fayette’s facility predicament
May 2016Budget blues
May 2016Senate, House budgets would raid WV Rainy Day funds
May 2016Putnam schools looks at Boone’s Hudson for superintendent post
May 2016Letter advises Logan board to not rescind contract
May 2016SBA to present data findings in Fayette County Monday evening; Superintendent not worried about suit
May 2016W.Va. among top states with high FAFSA completions rates
May 2016State school board, SBA sued over Fayette schools
May 2016136,000 WV STUDENTS COULD LOSE FREE LUNCH-BREAKFAST – Calhoun Ranks 43rd In Children’s Well Being Among 55 Counties
May 2016DAVE PEYTON: WEAVER A BORN JOURNALIST, COMSTOCK WOULD BE PROUD
May 2016New Logan school board members upset over superintendent contract
May 2016Randolph County Superintendent uncertain of where Homestead and Valley Head students will move after 2017
May 2016Third juvenile charged in connection to Clay County Middle School threat
May 2016Teacher empathy reduces student suspensions, Stanford research shows
May 2016How Millions of U.S. Children Are Abused and Devastated by Mass Incarceration
May 2016Judge orders Mississippi school district to desegregate, 62 years after Brown v. Board of Education
May 2016Clay superintendent says it’ll take “a long time” for feeling of security to return
May 2016Longtime Putnam County superintendent to retire
May 2016For one local family, a PROMISE means something
May 2016Mississippi School District Ordered to Desegregate Its Schools
May 2016Local high schoolers can use federal money for Glenville State courses
May 2016Longtime Putnam County superintendent announces retirement
May 2016Teens charged in Clay County school threat
May 2016Two teens arrested in connection to Clay Middle School Threats
May 2016Logan BOE Members-Elect Request New Contract Terms For Superintendent
May 2016West Virginia Just Warned High Schools Not To Promise PROMISE Scholarships
May 2016Boone schools cutting back as year comes to end
May 2016Martirano: Smarter Balanced testing off to positive start in year two
May 2016Clay County schools getting ‘back to normal’ following threat, superintendent says
May 2016Clay schools closed after alleged shooting threat from students
May 2016School grades in West Virginia to start this fall
May 2016CLAY SCHOOLS CLOSED FOR REST OF WEEK FOLLOWING “COLUMBINE LIKE” THREAT
May 2016BIGGER NOT BETTER: CHRONICLE EDITOR’S OBSERVATIONS 55 YEARS AGO
May 2016DHHR: W.Va. teen birth rate still high, but slowly declining
April 2016CLAY MIDDLE SCHOOL TARGETED WITH ‘COLUMBINE-TYPE THREATS’ – “We Believe Allegations Credible”
April 2016Community colleges told to plan for budget cuts
April 2016Kanawha schools dropping 90 positions
April 2016Report: 1 in 10 West Virginia kids growing up with incarcerated parent
April 2016‘An 18-carat dog’s mess:’ Justice hears WV school woes
April 2016If Peabody’s Bankrupt, Who’s Got the Money?
April 2016Cabell school nurses to begin administering naloxone for opioid overdoses
April 2016Why Peabody Energy, the world’s largest coal company, just went bankrupt
April 2016It’s Time to Get Cops Out of Schools
April 2016WV SCHOOL BOARD MOVES FORWARD WITH A-F GRADING POLICY FOR SCHOOLS
April 2016West Virginia ranks 37th in ‘Rich States, Poor States’ report
April 2016JUDGE REVERSES DECISION CUTTING BLAIR MT. FROM NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES
April 2016WV WOMEN’S PAYCHECKS LAG BEHIND MALE COUNTERPARTS FOR EQUAL WORK
April 2016CALHOUN’S BELEAGUERED SCHOOL BOARD HIT WITH COMPLAINTS – Kirby Calls For Resignations, Whited Calls For Building Trust
April 2016Request for second opinion on Fayette schools not getting traction
April 2016For-credit college remediation classes expanding in WV
April 2016Boone County Education Association holds job fair for displaced teachers
April 2016Upshur School Board Makes Changes
April 2016Students Are Fighting to Force Colleges to Stop Asking About Criminal Records
April 2016HANG DOWN YOUR HEAD AND CRY – Big Branch Disaster: Six Years Later Blankenship Gets One Year Prison Sentence
April 2016NATURAL GAS INDUSTRY REELING AS PRICES PLUMMET
April 2016Ask — are Fayette tax dollars being wasted?
April 2016Mixed reviews for Tomblin’s vetoes of two education bills
April 2016Do you shop at Kroger and Support Small Community Schools?
April 2016SNAP changes will affect feeding programs, advocates say
April 2016Tomblin vetoes pair of bills altering school calendar, standards
April 2016State budget impasse ‘terrifying’ for higher ed leaders
April 2016STUDY: Nation’s Largest Public Schools Have More Police Than Counselors
March 2016Tomblin says school calendar bill appears to take state “backwards”
March 2016Hand Sanitizer ranked at top of list of dangers to children
March 2016Population decline has unwanted impact on region’s economy
March 2016LEGISLATURES BUDGET FAILURE PROMPTS WV-PEIA TO AGAIN CUT HEALTHCARE COSTS
March 2016Tomblin gives examples of what deep budget cuts would look like
March 2016LEGISLATIVE BATTLE CONTINUES ON PEIA INSURANCE CUT FOR TEACHERS, STATE EMPLOYEES
March 2016VOTER INFORMATION FOR PRIMARY ELECTION – Early Voting Starts April 27
March 2016GOVERNOR SIGNS BILL EASING WV RULES FOR HOME-SCHOOLING
March 2016Two important education bills still sitting on Gov. Tomblin’s desk
March 2016Weingarten: Reconnecting McDowell effort seeing progress 4 years in
March 2016State School Building Authority to hold Thursday night meeting in Fayetteville
March 2016CALHOUN COMMISSION TRYING TO ELIMINATE NEARLY $1.8 MILLION CALHOUN SCHOOL DEFICIT – Board President Whited “We’ll Work On It”
March 2016BROADBAND PROBLEMS, BROADBAND DREAMS – State-Wide Broadband Initiative Dies In Legislature
March 2016Newest state BOE member Rotruck doing his ‘homework’ to catch up
March 2016Legislature change to school calendar heading to governor’s desk
March 2016MORE BUMPY AND PATCHED ROADS – WV Legislature Stalled Over Tax Plan
March 2016Two kids hit by tractor trailer in Wayne County getting off school bus
March 2016Gas prices see hike, West Virginia 3rd highest in the country
March 2016Tomblin appoints Scott Rotruck to fill state BOE void
March 2016PROMISE scholarship seeing more high school seniors apply this year
March 2016WV WOMEN FARING AMONG WORST IN NATION
March 2016WV LEGISLATORS CUTTING TAXES ON COAL AND GAS WITH $400 MILLION DEFICIT?
March 2016Taylor County superintendent thanks community for school levy support
February 2016Collins Middle School students and staff to reunite next school year
February 201611 school service personnel terminated No teachers will be terminated
February 2016VOTER INFORMATION FOR PRIMARY ELECTION
February 2016TUESDAY DEADLINE FOR SENIORS TO APPLY PROMISE SCHOLARSHIP
February 2016High schools with 90-percent graduation rates recognized at State Capitol
February 2016Cabell school board approves layoffs, transfers
February 2016Boone school board rescinds superintendent raises
February 2016Cabell County School Board to vote on 48 personnel layoffs, 55 transfers
February 2016Ohio County BOE picks Dr. Kim Miller as new superintendent
February 2016CALHOUN SCHOOL’S CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER MINNEY RESIGNS – Calhoun Commission, School Officials At Odds Over Deficit Reduction
February 2016House bill backs state school board’s decision on common core; no repeal language included
February 2016William Mann: Delegate gives teachers insults for their hard work (Gazette)
February 2016Kanawha County Schools to layoff 25 employees at school year’s end
February 2016Berkeley County Schools prepare for 2017 budget cuts
February 2016West Virginia leads nation again in school breakfast participation
February 2016Board approves closing Boone, Roane schools, hears Fayette closure proposal
February 2016Ohio County BOE announces top 2 finalists for superintendent job
February 2016Schools plan back to the drawing board
February 2016CALHOUN SCHOOL BOARD GIVES SUPERINTENDENT WOODWARD THREE YEAR CONTRACT – Calhoun Commissions Proposed Columbia Tax Money To Reduce Deficit “Complicated”
February 2016All of Fayette could get behind 3 achieving, efficient high schools
February 2016Don’t be fooled by charter school bill
February 2016Fayette Commission votes to commit $15,000, become plaintiff in any SBA litigation
February 2016COAL DECLINE CAUSES BOONE, FAYETTE AND MCDOWELL SCHOOLS TO CUT POSITIONS
February 2016State School Board member gets worn out
February 2016McDowell County Schools to cut 30 positions at school year’s end
February 2016‘Hardly criminals?’
February 2016RITCHIE LAWMAKER PUSHING ‘FORCED POOLING’ NO STRANGER TO GAS INDUSTRY
February 2016WV SENATE ADVANCES TAX CUT FOR COAL, GAS DURING BUDGET CRISIS
February 2016Boone County schools hemorrhage enrollment
February 2016State BOE member Linger says “I’m out”
February 2016Wade Linger resigns State Board of Ed
February 2016ALPHA COAL ISSUING $12 MILLION BONUSES TO EXECUTIVES WHILE BANKRUPTING – While Laying Off Thousands Of Miners, Reducing And Eliminating Benefits
February 2016Boone County schools might ax nearly 80 jobs
February 2016Boone County Superintendent recommends eliminating 77 positions
February 2016WEST VIRGINIA HAS LOWEST RATE ON GOOD JOBS IN USA
February 2016WV charter schools bill differs from previous version
February 2016Rift grows between Ohio County BOE and community
January 2016School Consolidation Task Force – Bill Introduced
January 2016Bill allowing public charter schools expected to be debated again
January 2016SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE FOR VOCATIONAL & TECHNICAL STUDENTS
January 2016Stagnant salaries, benefit cuts would be ‘perfect storm’ for teachers
January 2016Tom Campbell: W.Va. needs to shift to ‘inside/out’ mentality regarding education
January 201610 Years After Katrina, New Orleans’ All-Charter School System Has Proven a Failure
January 2016WV BILL WOULD FINE INTERNET PROVIDERS FOR FALSE “HIGH SPEED” CLAIMS
January 2016BROADBAND PROMISES, BROADBAND DREAMS – New Initiatives Bring Glimmer Of Hope
January 2016State wants progress on Fayette plan; Campbell suggests need for bond
January 2016Tyler County Board of Education President Will Homeschool Kids
January 2016Tomblin recognizes 2016 W.Va. Teacher of the Year
January 2016Cuzzy One Room School House
January 2016FEWER ENROLLING IN WV COLLEGES, GRAD RATES UP
January 2016New House Ed leader: Time running out on standards repeal
January 2016Ethics complaint against state BOE president dismissed
January 2016State won’t force students to go to first inter-county elementary
January 2016Fayette County schools imbroglio divides the communities, officials
January 2016WEST VIRGINIA DROPS TO D WITH TRANSPARENT GOVERNMENT – Public Information Has Wobbly Path
December 2015State, federal changes leave questions about future of WV education
December 2015WV’s first inter-county elementary only 60 percent full
December 2015School Building Authority rejects Fayette County funding plan
December 2015Officials express concern over Fayette school consolidation plan
December 2015ROANE SCHOOL BOARD CLOSES REEDY ELEMENTARY
December 2015Fayette among many counties seeking funds to fix school buildings
December 2015Calhoun seeking change to small county school funding
November 2015Kanawha school board strengthens LGBT employment protections, hears calendar concerns
November 2015Road is deplorable on Glendale Mountain
November 2015WV HAS EIGHTH WORST COLLEGE GRAD RATE IN USA
November 2015Internet access coming to Kanawha County school buses
November 2015Local Congressman shoots down consolidation plan
November 2015State board looks to streamline student testing
November 2015A closer look at SBA funding, projects and local matches
November 2015‘Rest of story’ needed to decide what is right
November 2015SBA probes George’s plan; considers options for Meadow Bridge
November 2015School Building Authority reverses decision on Fayette consolidation plan
November 2015School Consolidation Failed to Live Up to Its Promises
November 2015Is Fayette proposal fair to rural students?
November 2015Bigger schools equal bigger problems. Why do you think there are police patrolling the halls?
November 2015State leaders visit Fayette County Schools
November 2015Teachers union laments drastic cuts in PEIA
November 2015Boone County looks to close one-third of its elementary schools
November 2015Education advocate says local school districts need more flexibility
November 2015Monongalia, Ohio county school test scores best in state
November 2015WV HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS SHOULD APPLY FOR PROMISE SCHOLARSHIPS
October 2015Still potential hurdles for Fayette County school plan
October 2015SEN. DONNA BOLEY A WV WONDER WOMAN – WV’s Only Woman Senator
October 2015SBA to reconsider Fayette school consolidation request
October 2015SBA adds Fayette school plan to Nov. 9 agenda
October 2015WV SEES SLIGHT GAIN IN READING SCORES FOR 8TH GRADERS – Math Scores Declining
October 2015TESTING OVERWHELMING NATION’S SCHOOLS – Students Academic Achievement Testing Poor
October 2015Fayette school’s future remains uncertain; FUSE group gains momentum
October 20152 Logan High students arrested for threatening to bomb school
October 2015Brooke County schools seek state BOE approval for school nurses to administer Narcan
October 2015Delegate Drafts Bill to Stop Consolidation
October 2015Delegate Doug Reynolds: It’s time for a break from school consolidations
October 2015WV RANKS LAST IN GALLUP/HEALTHWAYS WELL-BEING POLL FOR SIXTH YEAR
October 2015Extra police presence at Chapmanville Middle School after threat
October 2015State SBA President comments on Common Core poll
October 2015Lincoln County 8th grader charged after making “substantial” school threat
October 2015Closing Costs: A Summary of an Award Winning Look at School Consolidation in West Virginia, a State Where It Has Been Tried Aggressively
October 2015Dollars and Sense: The Cost Effectiveness of Small Schools
October 2015BOE approves project to put Ravenswood Middle School, Ravenswood High School under one roof
October 2015Three Boone schools would close under consolidation plan
October 2015County school board members divided over Common Core
October 2015Three schools on closure list
October 2015Fayette County Commission retains legal counsel to resolve county’s dispute with SBA
October 2015In many counties residents choose to raise their own taxes
October 2015RITCHIE SCHOOLS EXPLORING CLOSING ELLENBORO COMMUNITY SCHOOL – Roane Could Consolidate Reedy Longtime “Success” School
October 2015Board member asks for Fayette to slow down, fix schools while developing a plan
October 2015Meadow Bridge moves forward with suit after negotiations with state get nixed
October 2015Fayette plan could revert to bond version unless SBA reconsiders most recent plan
October 2015Tomblin denies official’s request to reverse vote against Fayette school consolidation
October 20152 W.Va. schools recognized as National Blue Ribbon Schools
September 2015State Board of Education president believes SBA acted outside of authority; sends letter to Gov. Tomblin
September 2015Fayette County superintendent disappointed by SBA funding rejection
September 2015Fayette County school plan struck down by state School Building Authority
September 2015State Department of Education Refuses to Reimburse County for Underfunding
September 2015State Senator says rural counties hit hardest by school formula miscalculations
September 2015Fayette school plan may face resistance from School Building Authority
September 2015State school superintendent says may be time to change aid formula
September 2015EDUCATION AUDITS WILL AFFECT WV A-F SCHOOL RATINGS
September 2015AUDIT SAYS STATE EDUCATION DEPT. UNDERFUNDED 36 WV COUNTY SYSTEMS $52 MILLION OVER SEVEN YEARS – 19 Counties Overfunded By $22 Million
September 2015STATE BOARD VOTES TO CONSOLIDATE FOUR HIGH SCHOOLS IN FAYETTE – Some Meadow Bridge Bus Rides Stretch One Hour, 20 Minutes One Way
September 2015WV Board of Education approves plan to consolidate four Fayette County high schools
September 2015School Board Votes To Consolidate Four Fayette County High Schools
August 2015Suit seeks independent inspection to reopen Meadow Bridge second story
August 2015Fayette County will try to build new schools without bond issue
August 2015Study: Black students disproportionately punished in WV schools
August 2015165 STATE EMPLOYEES GET $80,000 ANNUAL RETIREMENT BENEFITS OR MORE
August 2015TEACHER SHORTAGE REACHING CRITICAL LEVELS IN MOUNTAIN STATE – Calhoun Schools Have One Vacancy
August 2015Marshall lowers cost to pursue college credits in high school
August 2015State has 3rd highest default rate for federal student loans
August 2015State students improving in English; struggles continue in math, science
August 2015Randolph police investigate alleged sexual misconduct after teacher’s death
August 2015Nicholas County elementary school could close after 2015-16 school year
August 2015Cole, Armstead file letter against Common Core
August 2015Fayette Superintendent to focus on achievement, operational efficiency and district image
July 2015WV RATE OF CHILDREN IN POVERTY INCREASING – One In Four Living In Poverty, A Contributor To Poor Academic Achievement
July 2015State school board elects new leaders
July 2015More than 3,200 W.Va. students awarded PROMISE scholarships
July 2015Manchin, Capito vote to rewrite decades-old education law
July 2015Gayle Manchin: back to square one for Fayette County Schools after bond failure
July 2015CALHOUN SCHOOLS HAVE WORST COLLEGE GOING RATE IN WEST VIRGINIA – College Education Becoming Less Affordable
July 2015Do you shop at Kroger and support Small schools?
July 2015Fayette awaits new superintendent’s plan
June 2015Few Oak Hill precincts favored bond
June 2015Former Hedgesville High School teacher convicted
June 2015SCHOOL CLOTHING VOUCHERS APPLICATIONS OPEN
June 2015New Fayette County superintendent ready to engage
June 2015Randolph superintendent to lead Fayette schools
June 2015Martirano appoints new Fayette County Schools superintendent
June 2015New leader to recommend steps after failed Fayette bond
June 2015FAYETTE COUNTY VOTERS DEFEAT $39 MILLION SCHOOL CONSOLIDATION BOND – Meadow Bridge Isolated School Saved From Axe
May 2015DARKNESS FALLING ON MEADOW BRIDGE ISOLATED SCHOOL? – Citizens Rally To Keep Community School, Fayette Board Member Calls For Blood If Levy Fails
May 2015Meadow Bridge: A small but mighty community
May 2015What is true cost of new Fayette schools?
May 2015Fayette board of education member can’t support bond
May 201590 motorists ignore school bus red lights in 1 day in Kanawha County
May 2015Report: Rural WV roads, bridges among worst in nation
May 2015Student raped at Capital High files suit against school board, Giles
May 2015State BOE member responds to standardized testing “opt outs”
April 2015MOST WV SCHOOLS HAVE HIGH TRUANCY RATE – Calhoun’s Truancy Rate Unavailable, Gilmer School’s Truancy Rate 50%
April 2015Information to consider before voting on Fayette bond
April 2015Reasons not to support Fayette bond
April 2015WOMEN’S PAY GAP AT RETIREMENT ALARMING NUMBER – WV Leads Nation With Unequal Pay
April 2015ONLY 14% WV COMMUNITY COLLEGE STUDENTS GRADUATE IN THREE YEARS – Retention Big Problem
April 2015Additional monitoring recommended after audit finds Logan, Wayne schools lacking
April 2015State board probes Fayette school bond
April 2015West Virginia Community Story Tells Much About School Consolidation
March 2015The Fiscal Impacts of School Consolidation: Research Based Conclusions
March 2015FAYETTE VOTERS ASKED TO PASS $66 MILLION BOND TO DESTRUCT COMMUNITY SCHOOLS – Board Member Issues “Call For Blood” If Bond Fails
March 2015GOV. TOMBLIN CUTS SAVE-THE-CHILDREN FUNDING
March 2015Report: Socio-economic status affects student achievement more than race, ethnicity
March 2015WIRT TEACHER HARTSHORN RECEIVES NATIONAL RECOGNITION
March 2015W.Va. children at risk for starting school behind, according to KIDS COUNT report
March 2015West Virginia Department of Education to review Common Core standards
March 2015State superintendent ready to hash out Common Core
March 2015School systems may be in bind to meet 180 day requirement
March 2015SBA budget cut by $8 million in coming budget year
March 2015Charge dismissed against former Capital High School principal
March 2015Capital High student pleads guilty to sexual abuse charge
March 2015Teachers unions not satisfied with raise bill
March 2015Kanawha prosecutor in “awkward situation” in Giles case
March 2015Legislature fails to pass adjustment in 180-day school calendar
March 2015Charter schools resolution not adopted
March 2015Common Core heads to Senate floor
March 2015New policy to allow school calendar flexibility
March 2015Bill would provide raises to teachers in low performing schools
March 2015Wade Linger: Leave education standards to the educators
March 2015Despite setback, senator happy with education reform
March 2015ROANE CO. SCHOOL LEVY MAJORLY DEFEATED
March 2015Opponents take issue with amended charter school bill at hearing
March 2015Changes made to Common Core bill in Senate
March 2015Senate committee guts House Common Core bill
March 2015House committee removes LGBT protections from charter schools bill
March 2015Thousands of comments delay science standards vote
March 2015WV GOP LEGISLATURE PUSHING FOR UNLIMITED CORPORATE DONATIONS FOR STATE CANDIDATES – Senate Leader Carmichael Says Limiting Contributions Unfair
March 2015Charter schools bill heading to House after Senate 18-16 vote
March 2015State school board tries to stop common core repeal bill
March 2015House votes to repeal Common Core standards
February 2015Charter school bill still in Senate with less than 3 weeks left in session
February 2015BROADBAND PROMISES, BROADBAND DREAMS: LEGISLATIVE BILL PROPOSES BRINGING REAL BROADBAND TO RURAL WEST VIRGINIA
February 2015Bill for charter schools gets OK
February 2015Fayette school board member should be censured, removed
February 2015Common Core repeal bill could be introduced this week
February 2015W.Va. county school board to accept chief’s resignation
February 2015Snow days could mean longer school year
February 2015Manchin bill targets pedophiles working in schools
February 2015W.Va. Department of Education wants less standardized testing
February 2015State superintendent of schools hires chief of staff
February 2015Capital High principal retires
February 2015Senate charter school bill stalls
February 2015House bill creates pathway for nontraditional teachers
February 2015Capital High School Principal Clinton Giles resigns
February 2015Jorea Marple lawsuit moving forward
February 2015Charter school discussion to continue Tuesday in Senate education committee
February 2015Early Childhood Education: Few States Measuring Up
February 2015Half of U.S. Students Eligible for Free or Reduced Lunch
February 2015Read about the U.S. Department of Education’s Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Request
February 2015Demographics, Locale Influential in College-Going Rates
February 2015Charters, School Finance Ruling All Mixed Up in Washington State
February 2015CALHOUN AT END OF BROADBAND PIPELINE IN WV
February 2015Teachers fight West Virginia charter school proposal
February 2015Charter Schools Fact Sheet
February 2015Education officials say they’re not in the loop on charter schools bills
February 2015W.Va. 10th worst in preventing bullying, study says
February 2015School officials want to ensure students take exams
February 2015Suspended principal says he wants details of case to come out
February 2015A free ride to West Virginia Wesleyan is on the line
February 2015Girls’ Day at the Legislature advocates political involvement
February 2015Capital High principal charged with misdemeanor
February 2015Nitro teacher to receive $149,000 settlement from school board
February 2015Senate committee approves school nutrition bill
February 2015BULLYING-HARASSMENT STATISTICS LOW AT CALHOUN MIDDLE-HIGH SCHOOL – WV Has Tough Policies Against Bullying
February 2015BROADBAND DREAMS: 74% RURAL WEST VIRGINIANS LACK BROADBAND BENCHMARK ACCESS – Improvements Not In Sight
January 2015Bill introduced to end Common Core in schools
January 2015CALL TO ACTION: Meadow Bridge High School Needs Your Help
January 2015Proposed W.Va Law Would Fine Educators For Teaching About Socialism Before American History
January 2015What are charter schools and why are they controversial? Q&A
January 2015Consolidation and Charter Policies Make Conflicting Claims
January 2015Charter Schools Facing Legal Challenges
January 2015Charter school hearing splits interest groups
January 2015House Education chair makes case for public charter schools
January 2015Lawmakers draft plan to lift starting teacher salaries to $43K
January 2015Charter schools bill sees scrutiny
January 2015W.Va. Legislature dives into charter schools debate
January 2015State schools earn ‘C’ from education newspaper
January 2015COLLEGE ENTRY RATES DROPPING – WV’s College Entry Rate Has 5-Year Drop, Calhoun College Entry Statistics Since 1990
January 2015Bills aim to give county school boards more flexibility
January 2015Fayette school board wants all buildings inspected
January 2015W.Va. school gets out-of-state criticism for lesson on Islam
January 2015New state school board members undecided on science standards, Common Core
January 2015Appointments to WV school board are imminent, state leaders say
January 2015Black community unites to raise student achievement
January 2015Teachers want to unite, sue over retirement
January 2015Calhoun schools trying to slash deficit, but employees protest
January 2015SBA, road fund, port authority among Tomblin’s targeted revenue cuts
January 2015Unions wary of Tomblin teacher certification plans
January 2015W.Va. state school board moves back toward original climate change standards
January 2015Transition underway for 400 students at Fayette County school
May 2009ONE-THIRD WV COLLEGE FRESHMEN NEED REMEDIAL HELP
January 2009STATE OFFICIALS WANT TWO GILMER SCHOOLS INSPECTED – Rumors Flying Regarding Closure
January 2009Poorer WV Students Not Using Promise Scholarships
January 2009Preston Voters Defeat Construction Bond
January 2009New Clay Consolidated School Has A Stink
January 2009Size Matters In Educational Outcomes
January 2009State Told Science-Math Curriculum Full Of Holes
January 2009Say Goodbye To Portables Within 10 Years
November 2008Controversy Continues Over Gilmer’s Community Schools
November 2008State Returning Control To Lincoln-McDowell?
November 2008Hacker Valley School Shines Brightly For Webster
October 2008West Virginia – “A Rich Place With Poor People”
October 2008Mingo School “Follow The Money” Deal, Sitting On Burning Mine, 80-Foot-Fill
October 2008U.S. Mayors Work for Greener Schools
October 2008Ohio Schools Increase Spending on Safety
October 2008SCIENCE AND MATH CONFUSING, UNFOCUSED, FULL OF HOLES
October 2008Calhoun Superintendent Lynch Resigns, Charleston Attorney Present
October 2008ILLITERATE GRAD SUES OVER LACK OF EDUCATION
October 2008KANAWHA SCHOOL BOARD VOTES TO DRUG TEST TEACHERS
October 2008New Research Validates Studies Showing Small Schools Reduce Power of Poverty on Achievement
September 2008Darkness falls on Mingo County consolidation battle
September 2008Closing Costs
September 2008The SBA “Sees The Light” After Spending Millions And Millions
August 2008School Size Research
July 2008Challenge Bill Passes!
July 2008Saved From The Jaws Of Death, State BOE Reopens Fayette’s Nuttall School
July 2008WV Bond Sale Nets $103M For School Construction
June 2008Education Symposium
May 2008Mercer Consolidation Issue Reaches State Board