Gayle Manchin

Public Education
10:39 pm
Tue June 24, 2014

State BOE Names Temporary Superintendent

Credit West Virginia Department of Education

West Virginia Board of Education members unanimously approved a new schools chief who will take the post starting next week. On June 30, current Superintendent Dr. James Phares will retire, but the man filling his shoes is a familiar face to the department.

Board members voted to put current Deputy Superintendent Charles Heinlein in the position, with the understanding that when a new, ling-term chief is hired, he will return to his current job and current salary.

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11:25 am
Mon June 23, 2014

W.Va. School Board Seat Vacant for More Than Year

Credit West Virginia Department of Education

The West Virginia Board of Education is waiting for the governor to fill a seat that's been vacant for more than a year.

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Public Education
8:39 pm
Thu June 5, 2014

State BOE One Step Closer to Hiring New Superintendent

State Board of Education Vice President Mike Green, President Gayle Manchin and Superintendent Dr. James Phares at the May meeting in Charleston.
Credit Ashton Marra / West Virginia Public Broadcasting

After nearly a year since beginning the process of a nationwide search, members of the West Virginia State Board of Education say they’re getting closer to their goal of finding a new state schools chief.

Consulting firm Ray and Associates, Inc., presented the board with 64 completed applications at their meeting at Stonewall Resort in Lewis County Thursday. The applicants represented 43 different states.

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Imagining Our Future
1:54 pm
Tue May 13, 2014

Watch the "What's Next, West Virginia" Panel Discussion

From our tumblr page, WVNextin6

Watch former First Lady Gayle Manchin and others debate the future of West Virginia in this video. Other participants include Perry Bryant of West Virginians for Affordable Health Care and former state Sens. Lloyd Jackson, Brooks McCabe and Dan Foster.

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3:16 pm
Tue December 17, 2013

Reconnecting McDowell Board Approves Location for Teacher Village

The Reconnecting McDowell board of directors approved a plan today to purchase property in downtown Welch, W.Va., on which to build much-needed, affordable housing for teachers and other professionals.

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Public Education
6:05 pm
Tue November 5, 2013

Accountability, early literacy key to education success

State Board of Education President Gayle Manchin discussed early literacy with the Foundation for Excellence in Education's Cari Miller and moderator Ralph Baxter.
Ashton Marra

“Excellence in Education: It’s Everyone’s Business.” Those words served as the slogan for an education summit in Charleston focused on bringing educators, administrators, business leaders and even state lawmakers together to talk about the future in education for our state. To improve that future, those groups looked to Florida to learn how the state was able to take their education system from 49 to 6 in a just over a decade.

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