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Senate Finance chair says no to raise for West Virginia teachers
By February 22, 2019 Read More →

Senate Finance chair says no to raise for West Virginia teachers

By STEVEN ALLEN ADAMS The Parkersburg News and Sentinel CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — While a pay raise for teachers and school service personnel is expected to pass the House of Delegates today, the chairman of the Senate Finance Committee is still sour over the loss of the Senate’s education reform package which also included the pay […]

By February 22, 2019 Read More →

With strike and overhaul bill currently dead, other ed bills considered

By RYAN QUINN Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The Capitol Thursday was completely, or nearly, devoid of striking public school workers, and state union officials and others involved in the strikes said they didn’t hear of anyone continuing a work stoppage. The House Education Committee, no longer focused on the seemingly dead education overhaul bill […]

By February 22, 2019 Read More →

Marshall slated for new baseball stadium by 2021

By TRAVIS CRUM The Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — After decades of dashed hopes and false starts, Marshall University plans to have a new baseball stadium in Huntington within two years. City and Marshall officials announced Thursday the completed purchase of the former Flint Group Pigments property, the future site of a 3,500-seat ballpark. Players are […]

WVU researcher joins global tobacco control symposium
By February 22, 2019 Read More →

WVU researcher joins global tobacco control symposium

WVU Today MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — West Virginia University professor Linda Alexander has focused her work on populations that have not benefitted equally from efforts in tobacco control, including tobacco cessation, education and prevention. This week, she joins researchers from around the world for “Tobacco Control for All: Addressing Smoking Disparities for Priority Populations” in San Francisco. […]

By February 21, 2019 Read More →

West Virginia lawmakers speed up pace for campus carry bill

By ERIN BECK The Register-Herald CHARLESTON, W.Va. — With the end of the legislative session nearing, the West Virginia House of Delegates voted 51-47 not to send a campus carry bill to its Finance Committee for review Wednesday evening, instead bringing the bill to a vote of the entire House sometime this week. The House Judiciary […]

WV House votes down education omnibus bill, strike continues another day
By February 20, 2019 Read More →

WV House votes down education omnibus bill, strike continues another day

By JAKE ZUCKERMAN and RYAN QUINN Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia House of Delegates voted Tuesday to kill an omnibus education bill that would have provided a pay raise to teachers and school workers, but also would have opened the door to charter schools, education savings accounts and other measures opposed by […]

By February 19, 2019 Read More →

Walkout catches some Northern Panhandle school officials off guard

By JOSELYN KING The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register WHEELING, W.Va.  — All public schools in the Northern Panhandle are closed today due to a statewide work stoppage by teachers and school service personnel that was called abruptly on Monday evening. Unions representing those workers made the move in response to an omnibus education bill pending […]

By February 18, 2019 Read More →

In the omnibus shadow: West Virginia lawmakers’ other education bills

By RYAN QUINN Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The education overhaul bill (Senate Bill 451) isn’t the only education legislation that’s been moving through the Legislature, though you could be forgiven for thinking so. The sweeping bill, which contains many provisions that, in the past, would have run as multiple bills, has dominated public attention […]

West Virginia House of Delegates passes drastically different education bill
By February 15, 2019 Read More →

West Virginia House of Delegates passes drastically different education bill

By ERIN BECK The Register-Herald CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — The West Virginia House of Delegates passed an education reform bill Thursday, but a vastly different version of what the state Senate had sent them. The new version of the bill contains provisions for just two charter schools in the state, but only with local support, and […]

By February 15, 2019 Read More →