Common Core and Flexibility: Education Takes Spotlight at Statehouse


On The Legislature Today, education takes the spotlight in both the House and Senate as lawmakers debate bills making major changes in the state’s Pre-K through 12 system.

Senators are set to debate a Common Core repeal on the floor this week, which a Democratic member says is redundant and unnecessary. In the House, members focus on ways to give county school systems more flexibility in light of coming funding cuts.

Del. Ron Walters discusses his bill that would get rid of the county boards of education leaving the state with ten regional boards. 

On March 23, West Virginia will mark 9 months since devastating flooding in the south central portion of the state took the lives of 23 West Virginians, damaging hundreds if not thousands of homes and businesses. Many communities are still recovering from that flooding, but lawmakers in the House are attempting to take steps to make sure future floods aren’t as destructive.

Richwood Mayor Bob Henry Baber discusses how his community is recovering after being declared a federal disaster area.