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W.Va. Lawmaker Reintroduces Education Savings Account Bill
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Jan 20, 7:22 AM: A controversial proposal that failed in the GOP-led West Virginia Legislature’s education overhaul last year has been reintroduced in the state senate.
Education? Add to scholarship, tuition acts
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Jan 9, 6:54 AM: Education has been a hot topic during the last two years of West Virginia's legislative sessions. With teacher strikes two consecutive years, legislators have passed along back-to-back 5 percent pay raises.
New retention effort to begin for college students
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Dec 30, 8:50 AM: The implementation of "completion grants" is set to help fill the gap between checkbooks and commencement, and WVU Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Maryanne Reed said school officials continue to see the unmet >
Column: WV deserves shot at prosperity
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Dec 27, 8:32 AM: The status quo for our children’s education needs to change. We should continue to reimagine our K-12 education system to help students fulfill their potential. Every child deserves access to the educational opportunity that is >
Editorial: ‘Flexibility’ must not water down results
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Dec 26, 8:13 AM: More “flexibility” may benefit some students. It would be a license for more than a few school districts to hand out even more diplomas to under-educated students.
Law, draft policy indicate: One does not simply deny a charter school in WV
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Dec 23, 8:10 AM: Seeing as charters draw students — and their associated state per-pupil funding — away from traditional public schools, county board members may be predisposed to reject them. Other than during state takeovers — when the unelected >
Editorial: Virtual schools will not work without 100% broadband
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Dec 23, 7:14 AM: While there may be a lot of excitement in Charleston surrounding two new proposals put forth by the West Virginia Board of Education, one of the proposals should certainly be raising eyebrows across The Mountain State.
Column: Flexibility To Be Uneducated
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Dec 16, 7:11 AM: Flexibility — the goal of proposed changes in Policy 2510 — is important. So is an adequate knowledge base. Results on standardized tests, as well as the fact that many new college students have to take remedial courses in key >
Editorial: Really Investing In W.Va.’s Future
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Dec 9, 8:46 AM: Despite all the talk about “investing” in West Virginia’s future, few acts of the Legislature do that. The unpleasant truth is that our state cannot afford all the “investment” we would like.
Advocating for education choice
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Dec 3, 6:06 AM: Not seeing local school boards or public educators as her enemies, Buckland just wants children to have equal access to all opportunities, and she’s poured much of her energy into doing so. Although she never attended college >
Op-ed: Education system is not serving students
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Dec 2, 6:16 AM: Rather than looking at this as an opportunity to improve education, they take the attitude that parents are robbing the school system. They quickly head for cover by changing the subject to school closures and pressuring the state >
Editorial: Are charter schools going to save W.Va. education?
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Nov 21, 7:23 AM: From the first utterance of the words “charter schools” in West Virginia, there seems to have been nothing but trouble.
Editorial: Give charter schools a chance to excel
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Nov 19, 7:23 AM: In a state where a large percentage of parents are dissatisfied with the condition of public education and where public school students on average perform below national averages, there is a lot of resistance in the education >
Editorial: Just Give Charter Schools a Chance
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Nov 18, 8:15 AM: Proposed policies to govern charter schools in West Virginia have been made public by the state Board of Education. Fred Albert, leader of the second-largest teachers union in the state, appears not to care what policies are >
Three W.Va. educators unions aim legal challenges of omnibus education bill at charter schools
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Nov 18, 8:02 AM: So far, the West Virginia Education Association, the American Federation of Teachers-WV and the West Virginia School Service Personnel Association have been acting individually in filing 30-days notice of their intent to sue the >
Commentary: Declining NAEP test score confirms need for education reform
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Nov 18, 6:40 AM: There’s been a litany of excuse-making from state education officials following the release of the National Assessment for Education Progress (NAEP) results which show West Virginia test scores falling further behind.
Commentary: Let’s give charter schools a chance in West Virginia
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Nov 15, 7:42 AM: I suppose even innovation, by government standards, can be complicated. Nevertheless, this is a very modest beginning for charters. The legislation passed this year allows for the creation of only three charter schools starting July >
Charter Schools Policy Placed on 60-day Comment Period
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Nov 15, 7:34 AM: The state board met Thursday in Charleston to review policies and agreed to place Policy 3300: Public Charter Schools on a 60-day public comment period, twice the length of most other public comment periods.
Bowing to Legislature, state school board furthers policy allowing WV's first charter schools
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Nov 15, 7:28 AM: But on Thursday, the board, which previously opposed charter schools, nonetheless began complying with lawmakers’ order this summer to pass a policy allowing West Virginia’s first charter schools. Board President Dave Perry said the >
County school boards wield the most power over the future of charter schools
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Nov 14, 6:35 AM: The state Board of Education will consider putting a 47-page policy dealing with public charter schools out for public comment when its meets Thursday in Charleston.

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