Report: WV schools' tuition more than doubles over 15 years

Report: WV schools' tuition more than doubles over 15 years

The average tuition at West Virginia's public colleges and universities increased by about $4,200 a year, or roughly 147 percent, in the past 15 years, a new report finds.

WV colleges worry travel ban may negatively affect staff, students

WV colleges worry travel ban may negatively affect staff, students

Salam Hajjar always planned to come to the United States.

WV Senate Finance Committee delays action on $79M education funding cut

WV Senate Finance Committee delays action on $79M education funding cut

Amid criticism from Democrats and questions about the bill’s constitutionality, West Virginia’s Senate Finance Committee postponed Saturday taking action on a bill that would cut state funding to public education next fiscal year by...

WVSU official: Cuts to state land-grant funding could cost school $2.9M

WVSU official: Cuts to state land-grant funding could cost school $2.9M

West Virginia State University could be on the verge of losing millions of federal dollars if state lawmakers cut its land-grant funding even marginally.

House Finance moves teacher raise from governor’s bill to retirement bill

House Finance moves teacher raise from governor’s bill to retirement bill

The GOP-controlled Legislature’s House Finance Committee approved Friday taking pay raises for teachers and school service employees out of Gov. Jim Justice’s wide-ranging K-12 education bill.

WV Senate passes testing bill, House OKs cutting Dept. of Ed and Arts

WV Senate passes testing bill, House OKs cutting Dept. of Ed and Arts

The West Virginia Senate Friday passed Senate Bill 18, which would ban the state from using its current Smarter Balanced standardized tests and add to state law the statement that it’s “clearly within the Legislature’s authority...

WV Senate Ed passes bills to cut $79M, allow vouchers, tax credits

WV Senate Ed passes bills to cut $79M, allow vouchers, tax credits

West Virginia’s Senate Education Committee on Thursday night passed a bill that would cut state funding to public education next fiscal year by about $79 million but newly authorize county school boards to raise regular levy property tax rates...

Winfield student receives Eagle Scout award

Winfield student receives Eagle Scout award

Ethan Luke Little, 16, of Winfield, earned the highest honor in the Boy Scouts of America, the Eagle Scout rank, on Nov. 14, 2016. He is a member of Troop 164 in Eleanor, chartered by Eleanor Presbyterian Church. His Scoutmaster is Markel Fertig....

WV Senate Education Committee OKs school vaccination exemptions

WV Senate Education Committee OKs school vaccination exemptions

A bill allowing for exemptions for students from receiving vaccinations before enrolling in public schools narrowly cleared the West Virginia Senate Education Committee on Thursday.

Paine picked to return as WV state schools superintendent

Paine picked to return as WV state schools superintendent

Steve Paine will return for a second stint as West Virginia schools superintendent. State Board of Education members voted to hire him Thursday, after several hours of closed-door meetings.

Police: Current, past Boone school board members under investigation

Police: Current, past Boone school board members under investigation

West Virginia State Police are investigating Mark Sumpter, a former member of the Boone County Board of Education, and Danny Cantley, a current member, as part of an embezzlement case that led to the arrest of ...

Resolution could lead to elected WV state school board members

Resolution could lead to elected WV state school board members

A majority of voting members on the West Virginia Board of Education would be elected by the general public, under a resolution approved by the House Education Committee this week.

House Education Committee passes governor’s K-12 bill

House Education Committee passes governor’s K-12 bill

After about four hours of discussion, questions and amendments, the West Virginia House Education Committee passed at 11 p.m. Wednesday Gov. Jim Justice’s wide-ranging K-12 education bill.

On eve of possible superintendent vote, new WV school board members named

On eve of possible superintendent vote, new WV school board members named

Gov. Jim Justice has named two new state Board of Education members — a move he announced in a news release sent out at 5:40 p.m. Wednesday, the evening before the board may vote on a new state schools superintendent.

Bill to lessen power of HEPC advances in WV House

Bill to lessen power of HEPC advances in WV House

Gov. Jim Justice’s bill to restructure how colleges and universities across the state are governed was approved with a voice vote Wednesday afternoon by the House of Delegates’ Education Committee.

WV houses may soon pass textbook bill; testing bill delayed

WV houses may soon pass textbook bill; testing bill delayed

West Virginia’s Senate delayed pushing forward Wednesday with a bill that would ban the state from continuing to use the Smarter Balanced standardized tests it currently requires in public schools.

Kanawha County Schools announces kindergarten roundups

Kanawha County Schools announces kindergarten roundups

The first kindergarten roundup is Friday at Nitro Elementary, with addition roundups scheduled through April 25.

Ed. official: Paine, D’Antoni, Hess are WV schools chief finalists

Ed. official: Paine, D’Antoni, Hess are WV schools chief finalists

The West Virginia Board of Education has selected three finalists for state schools superintendent.

Police: Man threatened Nicholas County superintendent of schools

Police: Man threatened Nicholas County superintendent of schools

West Virginia State Police arrested a 69-year-old man last week after he allegedly encouraged people to shoot Nicholas County Schools Superintendent Donna Burge-Tetrick amid conversations about the district’s plan to consolidate its...

Proposed Putnam levy rate to remain the same

Proposed Putnam levy rate to remain the same

The Putnam County Board of Education will be moving forward with proposed levy rates for the 2017-2018 school year.

SBA attempts to make Fayette follow through with school consolidation plan

SBA attempts to make Fayette follow through with school consolidation plan

Adding a big possible caveat to last week’s return of “full local control” to Fayette County’s school board,...

PHOTOS: Author Homer Hickam visits Charleston school

PHOTOS: Author Homer Hickam visits Charleston school

Author Homer Hickam, best known for his memoir “Rocket Boys” about growing up in McDowell County, stopped by Horace Mann Middle School in Kanawha City on Monday.

State school board to start streaming meeting audio

State school board to start streaming meeting audio

The West Virginia Board of Education has agreed to begin live-streaming its meetings starting April 12.

Professors file suit over Fairmont State presidential search

Professors file suit over Fairmont State presidential search

With a little more than three months until Fairmont State University’s president retires, the school’s governing board has still not selected a replacement.