West Virginia


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West Virginia Board of Education to discuss charter school policy
Nov 13, 6:19 AM: A charter school policy is on the agenda for a two-day meeting of the West Virginia Board of Education. The meeting is scheduled for Nov. 13 and 14.
West Virginia offers major incentive to teach here
Nov 5, 6:14 AM: The bill also had a provision that received very little attention—changes to the Underwood-Smith Scholarship and Loan Repayment program. The retooled program, now called the Underwood-Smith Teaching Scholars Program, is >
A West Virginia school system strives to lift up its children by tackling poverty
Oct 21, 9:04 AM: The shifts that have beset McDowell County are happening all over the country. With the growing recognition of the ways poverty can impede learning, schools are playing a larger role in meeting the basic needs of children: >
The State Of W.Va. Schools According To State Superintendent
Oct 16, 8:15 AM: Steven Paine, Ed.D., currently serves as West Virginia’s state superintendent for the second time in his career. He was the 25th state superintendent of schools from 2005 – 2011 and took up the post again in March of 2017 >
Union president defends teacher absences
Oct 15, 6:31 AM: Numbers released last week by the state Department of Education, which didn’t include maternity leave, showed 53 percent of teachers missed more than 10 days of work last year while 11 percent missed more than 20 days. >
Editorial: Writing charter school regulations
Oct 15, 6:16 AM: Members of the West Virginia Board of Education and state school Superintendent Steven Paine are in a no-win situation – at least in pleasing education “stakeholders.
Paine not yet ready to release draft on charter schools policy
Oct 10, 5:41 AM: State School Superintendent Dr. Steve Paine decided to pull the plug on plans to release a draft of the proposed policy for public charter schools at Wednesday’s state Board of Education meeting in Clarksburg. >
HEPC recognizes two dozen high schools for college readiness
Oct 1, 7:20 AM: Two dozen West Virginia high schools have been recognized for their college readiness services offered to students.
Charter Schools: Officials should take care writing regulations
Sep 18, 6:24 AM: West Virginia has authorized charter schools, as some education reformers urged, but it will be very difficult to open one. State Department of Education officials should not make it even more difficult than the law >
Editorial: Writing the rules for charter schools
Sep 17, 6:26 AM: West Virginia has authorized charter schools, as some education reformers urged, but it will be exceedingly difficult to open one. State Department of Education officials should not make it even more difficult than the law >
Opinion: Entrenched education systems need innovation, not tired tropes
Sep 13, 7:00 AM: While many citizens and plenty of teacher union members were angry at the passage of a charter school law in West Virginia last June, there is enough achievement evidence to suggest that the state’s public education cadre >
Measuring up: Is West Virginia ready for charter schools?
Sep 13, 6:15 AM: The question of whether West Virginia should join the majority of states in allowing charter schools consumed much of the Legislature’s time in its regular and special sessions this year. After long debate, the Legislature >
Commentary: Kids can’t learn if they are not in school
Sep 13, 5:55 AM: West Virginia’s public education system has a major student attendance problem; too many students are missing too many days of instruction.
Charter schools fight moves to regulatory arena
Sep 11, 6:13 AM: Officials of the West Virginia Department of Education and at least two county school superintendents met in Parkersburg last week to discuss rules to regulate charter schools in West Virginia.
West Virginia Poll: Concern about public school performance but distrust of charters
Sep 10, 6:41 AM: West Virginia voters favor improving public schools, aren’t fully trusting of charter schools, believe teachers should be paid more and are sympathetic to walkouts by teachers unions.
WV education leaders meet behind closed doors on charter schools
Sep 9, 7:18 AM: West Virginia Department of Education officials, a state Board of Education member and the schools superintendents of counties including Monongalia and Cabell met behind closed doors Wednesday.
Column: Nothing to fear from three charters
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. >
Charter school advocates "perturbed"
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 >
AFT-WV launches campaign for ‘Schools Our Students Need’
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 students. >
Column: Real education reform brings much-needed change
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.



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