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Committee still mum on proposed science standards repeal

Despite hours of talk about a Common Core repeal bill in the West Virginia House Education Committee, committee members still haven’t discussed at length why the currently considered version would also block the new non-Common Core science...

Committee still mum on proposed science standards repeal

Despite hours of talk about a Common Core repeal bill in the West Virginia House Education Committee, committee members still haven’t discussed at length why the currently considered version would also block the new non-Common Core science...

Board approves closing Boone, Roane schools, hears Fayette closure proposal

The West Virginia Board of Education approved Wednesday closing three elementary schools in Boone County and one in Roane County, and heard that the superintendent of Fayette County, which it controls, wants to shutter Ansted Middle School.

Common Core repeal bill may expand to include science standards
Common Core repeal bill may expand to include science standards

A newly proposed version of the Common Core repeal bill that's being sponsored by West Virginia House of Delegates leaders would also ditch the state's upcoming new science standards.

Cost of college tuition increased over past decade, but still below national average

Over the past 10 years, tuition at state colleges and universities has increased significantly, from between 55 percent to 94 percent, but remains about $2,500 a year below national averages, Higher Education Policy Commission Chancellor Paul Hill...

Montgomery Council votes not to sign WVU Tech move agreement
Montgomery Council votes not to sign WVU Tech move agreement

MONTGOMERY — Montgomery City Council members on Tuesday voted not to sign an agreement that offers economic support from West Virginia University if the city promises not to sue over the relocation of the WVU...

WVSU to begin celebrating 125th anniversary this month

West Virginia State University will begin celebrating its 125th anniversary this month.

Kanawha library system approves plan to select main branch building
Kanawha library system approves plan to select main branch building

The Kanawha County Public Library’s board approved Monday a contract laying out an expected 4- to 6-month process to prepare the board to ultimately choose either to overhaul its existing main branch location or pick a specific new site.

Marshall psychology program one of country’s best

Marshall University’s doctor of psychology program has been ranked favorably by a counseling degree review website.

Montgomery council to consider WVU Tech move agreement
Montgomery council to consider WVU Tech move agreement

Montgomery Town Council members will meet today to discuss signing an agreement not to sue West Virginia University for moving its Institute of Technology to Beckley.

WVU closes in on $1 billion fundraising goal
WVU closes in on $1 billion fundraising goal

A West Virginia University campaign to raise $1 billion by 2017 will likely be completed a year early, which President Gordon Gee says makes him open to extending the initiative and setting an even higher goal.

Kanawha school counselor recognized at White House
Kanawha school counselor recognized at White House

School counseling runs in Todd Roatsey’s family.

One sister, Tara Dawson, is a counselor. Michelle Mincer — his other sister and only other sibling — was a counselor, and still works in the Kanawha County school system.

Boone schools superintendent is promised pay raises amid job cuts

In what the board president called “crappy” timing, the Boone County school board unanimously voted earlier this week to assure their superintendent future pay raises, just as individual employees were learning whether they’d be...

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