West Virginia


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In lawsuit, W.Va. officials say authorizing charter schools is no constitutional runaround
Dec 6, 8:50 AM: West Virginia government leaders contend a new path to approve charter schools does not circumvent the state Constitution.The legal question is whether allowing a new Professional Charter Schools Board to approve new >
Editorial: Despite misgivings, charter schools are worth a try
Nov 24, 7:22 AM: Public schools have failed so badly at times that the state has had to take over county systems. There are no guarantees charter schools will be better than public schools, and there are no guarantees they will be worse. >
Va court dissolves injunction in paycheck union dues suit
Nov 23, 6:57 AM: West Virginia’s Supreme Court on Monday gave a temporary setback to labor groups who challenged a new law prohibiting union dues or fees from being withheld from state employee paychecks.
Two Statewide Virtual Charter Schools Are Approved By W.Va. Charter Board
Nov 18, 6:31 AM: The state’s charter school board approved West Virginia’s first virtual charter schools on Wednesday. The news comes exactly one week after the board approved West Virginia’s first brick-and-mortar charters. >
One of West Virginia’s first three charter schools to open in Morgantown
Nov 17, 9:55 AM: The West Virginia Professional Charter Board approved the first three charter schools in the state and one was in Morgantown.
West Virginia Board OKs First Charter Schools Under Lawsuit Cloud
Nov 11, 9:30 AM: Nearly two years after Republican lawmakers approved a pilot program, the first public charter schools in West Virginia were approved Wednesday while a lawsuit attempting to halt the program is pending.
No ‘deficiencies’ identified for any charter school, though questions remain
Nov 10, 9:44 AM: The state Professional Charter School Board's chairman says none of the applications to start West Virginia's first charter schools “have any identified deficiencies".
No 'deficiencies' identified for any charter school, though questions remain
Nov 10, 8:48 AM: The state Professional Charter School Board's chairman says none of the applications to start West Virginia's first charter schools “have any identified deficiencies"
One company applies to run half of WV’s first charter schools
Nov 8, 10:23 AM: Accel Schools says it serves schools in seven states. West Virginia could be the eighth. The fast-expanding charter school management company’s name is on half of the six applications to open charters in West Virginia. >
Mon teacher sues the state over charter school process
Nov 8, 10:20 AM: Sam Brunett broke it down into one concise sentence last week. It's not charter schools in general — nor is it the West Virginia Academy in particular, he said.For Brunett, an art teacher at Morgantown High and longtime >
W.Va. Supreme Court justices hear arguments on whether new law targets labor unions
Oct 28, 9:30 AM: More than a dozen labor unions on Tuesday asked the West Virginia Supreme Court to overturn legislation passed in the 2021 regular session of the Legislature the unions contend is deliberately intended to single them out >
Commentary: WV Unions Push Back Against the GOP
Oct 27, 8:21 AM: The West Virginia Supreme Court is considering whether to uphold a lower court order prohibiting the state’s Paycheck Protection law from going into effect. The law specifically prohibits state and local governments from >
Senate approves appointments to WV charter school board
Oct 21, 6:27 AM: The West Virginia Senate voted without dissent or discussion Wednesday to confirm Gov. Jim Justice’s 149 appointments to various jobs and boards, including the West Virginia Professional Charter School Board and the >
WVa teachers union sues county over COVID-19 school policies
Oct 20, 8:39 AM: The West Virginia Education Association filed the lawsuit Monday against the Putnam County Board of Education. The lawsuit, which seeks a preliminary injunction, claims the board’s policies on contact tracing, masks, >
Higher education working to provide more teachers
Oct 20, 8:34 AM: "We think that’s the key,” Peduto said of student teaching. “Because so many teachers ... drop out within the first three years. And it’s mostly because they don’t feel prepared. They haven’t learned the practical side of >
Meet the 4 who will likely get to decide whether charter schools open in WV
Oct 11, 9:26 AM: Four people get to decide which charter schools can open in West Virginia. The quartet is also tasked with helping to hold these schools accountable.Nobody voted for them. The governor appointed them. State senators will >
Lawsuit says charter schools shouldn’t be created without votes of the public
Oct 4, 8:54 AM: Sam Brunett of Marion County and Robert McCloud of Kanawha County, both parents and educators, are suing the leaders of the West Virginia Senate and House of Delegates, as well as Gov. Jim Justice.
West Virginia county school systems become one-to-one with students thanks to COVID-19 pandemic funding
Oct 4, 6:35 AM: Thanks to funding made available due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many West Virginia county school systems have achieved their goal of buying enough laptops or tablets to send one home with each student. However, there are >
Editorial: Is Nitro charter school about money or education?
Oct 1, 9:12 AM: By law, charter schools in West Virginia have to be nonprofits. Of course, that doesn’t mean businesses that make a killing on the charter model can’t be paid to run them. It also doesn’t mean those for-profit companies >
Huntington residents are trying to start a charter school in Nitro, 7 min from 1 of WV's 3 Blue Ribbon Schools
Sep 30, 8:26 AM: A for-profit education company is seeking to open a charter school in the shadow of one of West Virginia’s three 2021 National Blue Ribbon Schools and draw students from a county that had the state’s second-highest math >



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