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State board of education set to discuss districts not offering in-person learning option despite motion
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Jan 20, 7:22 AM: The West Virginia Board of Education is set to hold an emergency session Wednesday morning to discuss county school systems that are not offering in-person learning to students due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Commentary: Teachers Union Challenges Back-to-School Order
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Jan 15, 7:57 AM: For West Virginia school children to receive the best education available they need to be back in the classroom with a trained, dedicated teacher in front of them. But as our state continues to struggle with containing the virus, >
Union: Teachers Concerned Over School Reopening Plans
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Jan 13, 7:51 AM: The West Virginia Education Association released the results of a survey of nearly 3,500 members Tuesday, showing a majority have concerns with returning to in-person school five days per week as long as teachers are not fully >
WV school officials mulling options on governor's call to reopen
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Jan 11, 7:01 AM: Public school officials in West Virginia do not all plan to heed the governor’s call to open classroom doors in slightly more than a week.
Educators, parents: 'We want our kids back in school, but when it's safe'
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Jan 7, 8:22 AM: During Tuesday evening’s Harrison County Board of Education meeting, educators, service personnel and parents discussed their concerns about reopening schools at full capacity for in-person instruction as suggested by Gov. Jim >
AFT: Districts left out of decision
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Jan 5, 7:53 AM: Gov. Jim Justice got some involved homework Monday afternoon from the American Federation of Teachers-West Virginia. The union has filed a Freedom of Information request related to his handling of COVID-19 in state schools.
Justice acknowledges tight squeeze to vaccinate teachers prior to classroom return; unions ring alarm bells
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Jan 5, 6:45 AM: Gov. Jim Justice said West Virginia will prioritize vaccinations for school teachers and staff with a goal of resuming classroom learning by Jan. 19, but teachers union leaders are questioning whether the plan is realistic and >
West Virginia teacher’s union to start surveying members Monday on Governor’s return-to-school plan
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Jan 4, 8:00 AM: The West Virginia Education Association will start surveying members Monday on the Governor's decision to return elementary and middle school students to school.
Editorial: Remote learning is failing WV children
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Jan 4, 7:10 AM: Gov. Jim Justice on Wednesday announced the target date for reopening schools. The decision isn’t popular in some quarters, but it’s a necessary one. The governor and the state Department of Education shared a statistic that tracks >
Officials and parents have mixed reactions to Justice's decision to open schools
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Dec 31, 8:06 AM: Raleigh County Schools Superintendent David Price says that there are "more questions than answers" about how students will return to classrooms fulltime on Jan. 19 as annopunced by Gov. Jim Justice on Wednesday.
Remote learning will be put to the test in Monongalia County
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Dec 21, 8:04 AM: School Superintendent Dr. Eddie Campbell announced last week an extension of remote learning until at least Jan. 20, the end of the first semester, after a continued rise of COVID-19 cases in Monongalia County along with what could >
West Virginia Academy believes Mon County BOE acted in ‘bad faith’ when rejecting charter school application
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Dec 9, 8:36 AM: The Monongalia County Board of Education on Nov. 30 unanimously voted to not allow West Virginia Academy to open what would have been the first public charter school in the state.
Rucker hopeful to change charter school law
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Dec 7, 8:17 AM: The state Senate Education Committee chairperson is eager to change West Virginia’s charter school guidelines, and she believes the Republican-led Legislature will approve alterations.
School Boards’ Rejection of Charter Application Riles Advocates
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Dec 2, 5:53 AM: The Monongalia and Preston County Boards of Education this week rejected an application for what would have been the first charter school in West Virginia. The decisions have renewed the debate over charter schools, and motivated >
W.Va.’s first charter school application is shot down by Monongalia board
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Dec 1, 7:50 AM: Some board concerns focused on survey results while others questioned whether the charter school proposal was truly offering a new approach. There was another question about whether computer equipment would be adequate.
State’s first charter school application to be considered Monday
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Nov 30, 7:21 AM: The Monongalia County School Board meets Monday for a public review of the charter school application submitted by the West Virginia Academy.
Teachers At A ‘Breaking Point,’ Union Tells W.Va. Board Of Education
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Nov 16, 8:23 AM: State education leaders continue to hear concerns regarding the reopening strategy of West Virginia’s public and private K-12 schools. Some parents are frustrated with the education model officials have adopted, such as the >
Board of education holds off on taking action on charter school
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Nov 16, 8:16 AM: The Preston County Board of Education on Monday tabled until Nov. 30 a decision whether to give its OK to the charter application from West Virginia Academy Ltd. The private school would be located in Monongalia County, but has >
Monongalia education board wants answers about West Virginia Academy charter school
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Nov 11, 7:11 AM: Education leaders want responses from West Virginia Academy officials about concerns regarding the lack of trauma-informed education and counseling, as well as protections for racial minorities and the LGBTQ community.
Editorial: Refining Charter School Provisions
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Nov 9, 7:05 AM: As we predicted, it turns out one of the most troublesome is giving boards of education virtual veto power over whether charter schools can be established in their counties. Controversy in that regard has arisen with the very first >

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