Education

January 19, 2023 by Kelly Allen
State Budgets Are Booming. How Will Higher Ed Fare?

Inside Higher Ed - State budget season is here, and with a few notable exceptions—California and New York among them—many states are entering it with a significant surplus. Read the full article. Thanks to a number of factors—including increased tax revenue, lingering pandemic stimulus funds and, at least in oil- and gas-rich states, boom times for the energy…

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January 17, 2023 by WVCBP
WV Teachers Lambast Governor’s Proposed Tax Cuts

Public News Service - West Virginia's teachers' union warns that new proposed tax cuts will further shrink school budgets and drive more educators out of the profession. A crippling number of vacancies are straining school operations, and the number of non-certified teachers that have left their jobs has doubled since 2018, according to the state's…

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January 9, 2023 by WVCBP
Gee Invited to Kansas State to Speak on Higher Education

Daily Athenaeum - WVU President Gordon Gee will be heading out west later this month to give a guest lecture on higher education at Kansas State University. Read the full article. Gee, who Kansas State describes as a “renowned leader in higher education,” will be discussing the current and future state of land-grant universities, according…

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October 22, 2022 by Kelly Allen
Amendments Would Quiet Local Voices, Cut Jobs

Beckley Register-Herald - Over the last few months, I’ve been all over the state talking to parents, teachers, firefighters, local elected officials from both parties, and small business owners about the harm that would be done to our state if two constitutional amendments on the November 8 ballot are approved. Read the full op-ed. Amendments…

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October 22, 2022 by Kelly Allen
Amendments 2 and 4 Reek of Politics

Martinsburg Journal - Over the last few months, I’ve been all over the state talking to parents, teachers, firefighters, local elected officials from both parties, and small business owners about the harm that would be done to our state if two constitutional amendments on the November 8 ballot are approved. Read the full op-ed. Amendments…

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October 22, 2022 by Kelly Allen
Amendments 2 and 4 Would Remove Local Control

The Intelligencer - Over the last few months, I’ve been all over the state talking to parents, teachers, firefighters, local elected officials from both parties, and small business owners about the harm that would be done to our state if two constitutional amendments on the Nov. 8 ballot are approved. Read the full op-ed. Amendments…

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October 21, 2022 by Rhonda Rogombe
Thousands Qualify for Student Loan Forgiveness in West Virginia. Here’s What to Know.

Mountain State Spotlight - President Joe Biden fulfilled a long-awaited campaign promise on Monday when he announced the formal launch of the administration’s student loan forgiveness program, opening up applications for borrowers across the country to apply for up to $20,000 in student loan relief.  Read the full article. The launch, which came after a brief…

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October 21, 2022 by Kelly Allen
WV Ballot Measures: More Accountability, or Less Local Control?

Public News Service - The battle over property taxes and education in the Mountain State has intensified as Election Day nears. Read the full article. Opponents of Amendments 2 and 4 have argued that funding for public services and local control over education are at stake. West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy executive director Kelly Allen said Amendment…

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