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Column: Nothing to fear from three charters
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Aug 21, 5:14 AM: The opponents of public charter schools have relentlessly demonized and mischaracterized this widely accepted concept that exists in 44 other states. In fact, there are more than 7,000 charter schools in the United States. Many >
Charter school advocates "perturbed"
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Aug 19, 6:58 AM: Don't expect charter schools in the near future in West Virginia. In an interview this past week, an advocate at the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools said that West Virginia's law is too restrictive to encourage charter >
AFT-WV launches campaign for ‘Schools Our Students Need’
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Aug 19, 5:58 AM: A new campaign from the American Federation of Teachers – West Virginia called “Schools Our Students Need” seeks to build on the education reform law to improve the education of the Mountain State’s >
Column: Real education reform brings much-needed change
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Aug 14, 5:24 AM: Education is our state government’s biggest financial commitment and its greatest moral responsibility. For too long, we haven’t been living up to that responsibility.
WVU law professor is doubtful about legal challenge to omnibus education bill
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Jul 29, 7:50 AM: As a union representing public school teachers is preparing to launch a legal challenge against the recently passed omnibus education bill that, among other things, legalized charter schools, a legal expert is unsure the effort will >
Partnership allows high school students to get hands-on summer internship
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Jul 29, 6:26 AM: A group of rising high school juniors spent a month at the Toyota plant in Putnam County for an internship where they received hands-on experience from the automotive giant.
Editorial: What teachers unions really care about
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Jul 24, 7:23 AM: Every profession has good and bad practitioners. The majority will be somewhere in the middle, but the best will be superb and the worst, very bad. This is true of doctors, lawyers, teachers, etc.
Despite W.Va. education reform, the extraction of rural youth to continue
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Jul 15, 5:27 AM: For half a year, West Virginia lawmakers and teachers unions have battled over the state’s education system. Most Republicans, who make up the majority in the Legislature, wanted to allow charter schools in the state. Teacher unions >
Column: The WVEA’s long shot to kill the education reform law
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Jul 12, 5:41 AM: Opponents of charter schools were unable to stop the proposal in the Legislature, so they are now going to court. The West Virginia Education Association teachers’ union announced plans to sue the State over the passage of HB 206, >
WVEA prepares legal battle over sweeping education law
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Jul 11, 5:39 AM: The West Virginia Education Association announced Wednesday it intends to sue the state over the recent passage of a bill, which it says is unconstitutional while going beyond the will of the people.
Mitch Carmichael: A new era for education in West Virginia begins
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Jul 9, 5:37 AM: Last month, something happened in your state Capitol that many people predicted never would: Our legislature passed a comprehensive education reform bill, including measures that provide educational choice in our state.
Opinion: A call for civility in teacher unions
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Jul 8, 7:06 AM: There are thousands of good, reasonable, rational, and caring public school teachers and service personnel across our state. Surely, most of them are embarrassed by the angry, mean-spirited attacks leveled against the families, >
Commentary: Look below the surface of the education bill
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Jul 1, 6:52 AM: If you only paid attention to the hyperventilated debate, you would think that Republicans and Governor Jim Justice were gutting public education and undermining teachers.  However, the education reform bill, which has now been >
Justice signs omnibus education bill, putting bow on pay raises and opening door to charters
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Jul 1, 6:05 AM: The bill includes a variety of proposed changes to the education system, including pay raises, charter schools, increased support personnel for schools, open enrollment, incentives to fill in-demand positions and financial support >
Jeanne Allen: Anti-charter groups should stay out of debate
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Jun 28, 8:20 AM: Monday night, the West Virginia Legislature passed a bill allowing for the very limited operation of charter schools. It won’t be enough in a state struggling to pass most of its students.
Opinion: New era for W.Va. education Courage and persistence triumphed over the status quo
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Jun 28, 7:53 AM: Last week, something happened in your state Capitol that many people predicted never would: Our Legislature passed a comprehensive education reform bill, including measures that provide educational choice in our state.
Carmichael confident charter schools will be authorized
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Jun 26, 7:24 AM: Following the Senate’s passage of the omnibus education bill, Senate President Mitch Carmichael is confident a county board of education will take the next step to authorize the establishment of West Virginia’s first charter >
Senate bill’s passage frustrates educators
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Jun 26, 6:45 AM: Local educators say they are disappointed with the West Virginia Legislature’s endorsement of a controversial education bill.
Senate passes omnibus education bill; Gov. Justice plans to sign it
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Jun 25, 5:22 AM: After fighting over the issue for nearly six months, lawmakers have finally passed a bill to legalize charter schools in West Virginia.
West Virginia #RedforEd Teachers' Rally Fails to Intimidate State Legislature (CER in the news)
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Jun 24, 8:26 AM: A rally of #RedforEd teachers at West Virginia’s state capitol on Monday failed to intimidate the GOP-controlled West Virginia State Legislature from moving forward with legislation that would authorize charter schools in the >

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