- 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
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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- ‘Ready to be back’: Almost 80 percent of W.Va. children opt for in-person school
- Aug 20, 5:20 AM: With K-12 schools planning to open on Sept. 8, almost 80 percent of students have chosen to return to classrooms rather than online learning.
- WV school worker union calls for all schools to start with only distance learning
- Aug 14, 7:37 AM: The West Virginia Education Association, one of the state’s main three public school worker unions, on Thursday called for counties to only start school with remote, or distance, learning.
- Justice pushes back on union criticism of schools plan
- Aug 10, 7:37 AM: Gov. Jim Justice and Superintendent of Schools Clayton Burch said Friday that claims they have not been in communication with unions representing teachers and school service personnel were unfounded.
- Union leaders disagree with Gov. Jim Justice on school re-entry
- > Aug 7, 7:28 AM: Union leaders with the West Virginia School Service Personnel Association (WVSSPA) and the West Virginia American Federation of Teachers (AFT-WV) held a joint news conference Thursday to share concerns they have with the
- Virtual school program is now available for homeschool families
- Jun 25, 6:06 AM: Homeschool families in Randolph County who have interest in involving their students socially now have an opportunity to do so while introducing their child to rigorous academic courses.
- Parent reacts to West Virginia Department of Education’s school scenarios for upcoming year
- Jun 12, 6:41 AM: Vredeveld is worried about her daughter, who is heading into eighth grade. She works full time, and will not be able to hold her daughter accountable on the remote learning days.
- Kanawha adopts state rules for approving charter schools
- May 18, 7:22 AM: Kanawha County Board of Education members unanimously agreed Thursday to use locally the process that the state school board developed for approving charter schools.
- JCS to give students school choice this fall
- > May 13, 6:14 AM: Superintendent Dr. Bondy Shay Gibson said families will have a choice for how their students receive instruction. The school system has been continuously updating its technological infrastructure, and that initiative means
- Schools to Continue Teaching Through Online Programs
- > Mar 26, 5:47 AM: Shay said the school district was fortunate its leadership had the foresight to lay the ground for online learning over the past two years. More than 2,000 Chromebooks were purchased so that students in grades 6-12 would
- House passes similar legislation to Senate’s ‘Tebow’ bill
- Feb 25, 7:33 AM: On Monday, the House of Delegates passed a bill that would allow homeschool students to play public school sports if certain requirements are met.
- State board approves rules for charter schools but with some qualms
- > Feb 13, 7:08 AM: Only board member Deborah Sullivan, former principal at Charleston Catholic, voted against the rules. Sullivan said her objection is not with how the rules were produced but instead with the charter schools concept.
- W.Va. Senate Passes Bill Opening Public School Sports To Homeschool, Private School Students
- > Feb 12, 7:52 AM: The West Virginia Senate passed a bill Tuesday that would allow private and homeschool students to play public school sports and participate in other extracurricular activities. Senate Bill 131, known as the Tim Tebow Act,
- WV's school board set for final votes on charter school, social studies requirements. And it needs to find a new superintendent.
- Feb 11, 7:47 AM: State Board of Education members are set Wednesday to approve their first regulations for West Virginia’s first charter schools.
- Senate Education Committee approves ‘Tim Tebow bill’
- > Feb 5, 7:01 AM: The West Virginia Senate Education Committee passed the measure, Senate Bill 131, on a voice vote Tuesday. It would allow home-schoolers to play public school sports in addition to allowing kids at private or religious
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