West Virginia


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Explorer Academy showcased as charter school compromise
May 24, 6:43 AM: But the model set by Explorer Academy - built four years ago completely under the Expeditionary Learning (EL) curriculum, though operated as a normal public elementary school in Cabell County - may be a point of compromise >
Education Issues Bubble Up in Monday Session of W.Va. Legislature
May 21, 4:56 AM: Issues related to public education lingered heavily in the background -- and at times worked their way to the front -- of a Monday special session of the West Virginia Legislature.
Teacher challenges Senate Republicans to visit public schools
May 20, 8:03 AM: Brian Bowman, an English teacher at Independence High School in Raleigh County, says he wishes to challenge West Virginia Senate President Mitch Carmichael and other Senate Republicans to visit his school and see what >
Democrats announce education bills ahead of special session
May 17, 5:40 AM: Despite word a special session on state education reform will be delayed until next month, Democrats with the West Virginia Senate announced Thursday they would submit new education bills next week.
Opinion: A lot of deception about school choice
May 17, 4:45 AM: There’s no shortage of distortion when it comes to education reform. The recent legislative debate over educational choice in West Virginia is a case in point.
Unions call for special session on education to be cancelled
May 16, 5:38 AM: Officials from three unions representing public school teachers and school service personnel have called on Gov. Jim Justice to abandon the special session he called on “education betterment.
Commentary: Boston charter school success spawns growth
May 16, 5:13 AM: As we well know, change in West Virginia does not come easily.  Contrast that with NBER’s research which shows how innovation and replication in public education can improve outcomes.
Opinion: Questioning Rucker's view of charter schools
May 15, 6:37 AM: Sen. Rucker was elected to represent an area of West Virginia that includes all of Jefferson and part of Berkeley counties. The Senator’s job is to work for the people and the communities inside those lines. But maybe her >
Special Session Next Week Won’t Address Education
May 15, 5:47 AM: A special session planned next week by the West Virginia Legislature won’t address education-related issues, for now. The announcement from House Speaker Roger Hanshaw and Senate President Mitch Carmichael did not include >
Ravitch, Burris: Don't be fooled by charter schools, vouchers
May 14, 5:56 AM: Stop, West Virginia, before allowing charter schools in your state. We have learned enough about charter waste, fraud and instability over the past 25 years to say, if you love your public schools, don’t be fooled by the >
Senate Democrats unveil proposal on education legislation
May 14, 5:45 AM: Democrats in the West Virginia Senate plan to introduce multiple education bills next week during the special legislative session, although what lawmakers will exactly consider during that session is unknown. >
Editorial: Missing from education debate: What's best for kids?
May 13, 5:23 AM: The West Virginia Department of Education has issued a report following a series of eight public forums and an online survey to determine what it will recommend for a proposed special session of the Legislature that has >
'No surprises' expected during special session on education
May 13, 5:01 AM: Just in time for the special session, the state Department of Education released a report last week that includes 50 recommendations for lawmakers to consider. The report was created after gathering input from more than >
Opinion: Students deserve the option of public charter schools
May 9, 5:14 AM: In West Virginia, we should concern ourselves more with the quality of education students are receiving, rather than where they are receiving that education. Even the highest quality traditional public school won’t be the >
West Virginia Department of Education Released Report On Educational Roundtables
May 8, 5:20 AM: The West Virginia Department of Education made a report available to the public Tuesday detailing the results from eight regional roundtables, which lawmakers and Gov. Jim Justice will use when crafting legislation for the >
'School choice' supporter returns to House education role
May 7, 5:15 AM: House of Delegates Majority Whip Paul Espinosa, a vocal supporter of charter schools and education savings accounts, will, at least temporarily, return to lead the House Education Committee.
Lawmakers will discuss charter schools, education savings accounts during special session
May 6, 5:05 AM: Senate Education Committee Chairwoman Patricia Rucker, R-Jackson,  recently said that the special session would include discussion of charter schools and education savings accounts, The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports. >
West Virginia Choice Bill Scuttled After Teachers Strike (CER in the news)
May 3, 7:52 AM: West Virginia lawmakers withdrew a bill aimed at improving educational opportunities for the Mountain State’s government-school students after two days of a strike called by teachers’ unions to protest the bill. >
House minority leader says special session could be a success — or a mess
Apr 25, 4:57 AM: The minority leader of the House of Delegates isn’t yet sure whether a special session focusing on changes to West Virginia’s education system will be a snap or a slog. “I’ll be honest. I don’t know what to make of >
Lawmakers Outline Hopes for New Education Reform Legislation, Charter Schools Could Resurface
Apr 24, 7:26 AM: A special session to address education in West Virginia is just around the corner, and lawmakers from the Eastern Panhandle are making plans to reintroduce controversial legislation next month.



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  • Bluefield Daily Telegraph - Online 100%
  • Wetzel Chronicle - Online 75%


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  • Wheeling News-Register - Online 8%
  • Mountain Statesman 17%