West Virginia


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School Boards’ Rejection of Charter Application Riles Advocates
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 >
W.Va.’s first charter school application is shot down by Monongalia board
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
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
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 >
Board of education holds off on taking action on charter school
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, >
Monongalia education board wants answers about West Virginia Academy charter school
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
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 >
Monongalia, charter school leaders disagree on application period
Nov 6, 7:34 AM: Monongalia County Schools Superintendent Eddie Campbell and a West Virginia Academy leader disagree about if the charter school’s application has been approved.
Proposed WV charter school threatens to sue if school isn't approved
Nov 3, 7:04 AM: The group seeking to start what may become West Virginia’s first charter school is demanding the Monongalia and Preston county boards of education approve it by Monday or face a lawsuit.
Monongalia County education board reviewing charter school application
Oct 27, 5:18 AM: The Monongalia County Board of Education has received an application for a proposed charter school in the county.
Judge dismisses teachers union challenge to W.Va. covid map that determines classroom closures
Oct 26, 7:25 AM: A judge dismissed a teachers union challenge to a map established by Gov. Jim Justice to assess coronavirus spread and determine whether West Virginia schools should be open or closed.
Group seeks to start possibly WV’s first charter school, but Mon County public school workers, politicians oppose it
Oct 23, 8:05 AM: A group is seeking to open next fall what may become West Virginia’s first charter school, and it will most likely be in Monongalia County.
Teachers union files injunction over West Virginia’s coronavirus map that determines school status
Oct 6, 8:00 AM: The West Virginia Education Association today filed an injunction challenging the state’s map of coronavirus spread that determines school status.
Private schools and state officials reach agreement
Sep 24, 6:25 AM: Gov. Justice says private schools have agreed to test everyone in the schools to be able to have in-person classes while in the orange on the state’s color code map. However, if the school is in the red on the color coded >
West Virginia lawmaker looks to expand education choices for parents
Sep 16, 5:37 AM: With some public schools unable to provide in-person instruction during the COVID-19 pandemic, a West Virginia lawmaker plans to introduce legislation that would allow parents to use their public school dollars to fund >
Charleston Christian school defies WV governor’s shutdown order, but Justice doesn’t immediately enforce his own rule
Sep 15, 6:27 AM: Charleston’s Bible Center School has begun teaching its students in person, despite Kanawha County being orange on West Virginia’s school reopening map and Gov. Jim Justice previously saying neither private nor public >
Union Leaders Allege Schools Not Safe To Reopen As State Defends Response
Sep 4, 7:21 AM: The West Virginia chapter of the American Federation of Teachers and gubernatorial candidate Salango held a press conference Wednesday in Charleston citing concerns that several schools across the state are not yet safe >
WV schools may need help to reopen, but Justice hasn’t used any of $1.25B in federal dollars on them
Sep 1, 6:33 AM: On July 20, Gov. Jim Justice rejected calls to use some of the state’s $1.25 billion in federal COVID-19 relief dollars to help schools reopen safely and provide internet and computer access to families who may want their >
WV foster parents aren’t being given final say on whether kids return to classrooms
Aug 21, 7:03 AM: West Virginia foster parents aren’t being allowed by the state government to decide on their own how the foster children they’ve brought into their homes will attend school — be it in person, online or otherwise. >
Private schools vs. public schools: officials say there’s been an increase in enrollment due to COVID-19
Aug 21, 5:13 AM:

As more updates come from public school representatives and Gov. Jim Justice, private schools are operating more so on their own terms.



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