Education

October 18, 2022 by Kelly Allen
Amendments 2 & 4 Would Harm Local Control, Put Public Services at Risk

Clarksburg Exponent Telegram - 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.…

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October 18, 2022 by Kelly Allen
EXPLAINER: What is West Virginia’s Amendment 4?

WDTV - West Virginia’s Amendment 4 deals with legislative approval of the state board of education’s rules. A yes vote for Amendment 4 supports requiring the state board of education to submit rules and policies to the legislature for approval. A no vote opposes that requirement. Read the full article. “I think the state board…

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October 15, 2022 by WVCBP
Student Loan Forgiveness Applications Open in Beta Test

Daily Athenaeum - The Biden Administration launched a beta version of its student loan relief program late Friday night, allowing borrowers to submit applications before the website is officially launched later this month. Read the full article. Thousands of students at West Virginia University could see some level of loan forgiveness as part of the federal…

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September 26, 2022 by Seth DiStefano
Marion County School Board Briefed on Potential Impact of Amendments 2 and 4

Times West Virginian, Darik News - While other public boards are taking a stance for or against Amendment 2, Marion County School Board seeks to inform and educate. Read the full article. Wednesday afternoon, board members met for a special work session to educate the public and themselves on the potential impact Amendment 2 could…

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September 19, 2022 by Kelly Allen
Marion Co., West Virginia, BOE Hears Presentation on Impact of Amendment 2

Fairmont News - Monday evening, the Marion County Board of Education was presented with data from the West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy about the impact that Amendment 2 would have on the county, specifically the school system. Read the full article. If approved by state voters in the Nov. 8 general election, Amendment…

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August 31, 2022 by Kelly Allen
Student Loan Debt Forgiveness Plan: W.Va. Impact

West Virginia Public Broadcasting - Kelly Allen, the Executive Director at the West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy says more than 200,000 West Virginians could see relief on student loans as part of a forgiveness plan announced by President Joe Biden. Read the full article. Randy Yohe discussed the West Virginia impact of student…

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August 30, 2022 by WVCBP
Thousands of WVU Students May Qualify for Biden’s Student Loan Forgiveness Plan

Daily Athenaeum - Thousands of students at West Virginia University could see some level of loan forgiveness as part of President Biden's plan to wipe out billions of dollars in student debt. The announcement comes at a time when the cost of being a college student has soared. Read the full article. The plan would forgive up…

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August 25, 2022 by Sean O'Leary
West Virginia Schools Rely on Voters to Approve Additional Funding. When Residents Vote Down a Levy, Students Suffer

Mountain State Spotlight, Beckley Register-Herald - Steve Wamsley’s Randolph County roots run deep. He’s been principal of Tygarts Valley Middle/High School, south of Elkins, for over a decade. Four generations of his family have attended school there.  Read the full article. The Tygarts Valley community is full of pride. The school’s hallways are decorated with…

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August 25, 2022 by WVCBP
Biden’s Student Loan Forgiveness Plan Could Benefit WV Big

Charleston Gazette-Mail, Williamson Daily News - President Joe Biden’s planned student loan forgiveness might have an outsized financial benefit for former West Virginia college students. Read the full article. The plan would forgive $10,000 in current federal student loan debt for everyone making under $125,000 annually. Debt holders could be forgiven whether they actually earned…

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August 24, 2022 by WVCBP
Gee Says Tuition Hikes Likely in Coming Years

Daily Athenaeum - This year, students are paying more out of pocket than ever before with recent increases in tuition and fees at West Virginia University. In the future, they could expect to spend even more. Read the full article. In an exclusive interview with The Daily Athenaeum on Monday, WVU President E. Gordon Gee…

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