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Staffing surge in W.Va.’s public education system? | Journal-news

Kieffer, Amanda

West Virginia is a hotbed for education reform debates. Public school teachers and service personnel have received salary increases twice in as many years. The taxpayers of the Mountain State have been very generous; however, tax dollars could be saved if the public education system’s hiring practices were brought in proportion to student enrollment.

Our team at the Cardinal Institute for West Virginia Policy recently released a new research paper entitled “The Mountain State’s K-12 Staffing Trends: Is there a staffing surge in West Virginia’s public education system?” This research examines the hiring practices of West Virginia’s K-12 public education

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Higher education minister ‘hopes’ public universities will be fair to students over postponed intakes

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 3 — Higher Education Minister Datuk Noraini Ahmad expressed “hope” today for public universities to be compassionate when dealing with students affected by her ministry’s recommendation to suspend ongoing intakes.

Yesterday, the Higher Education Ministry “advised” all public universities to suspend physical intakes and registrations on the same day that these began.

Today, Noraini suggested that the responsibility for the suspension was with the higher learning institutions (IPT), saying this was in line with the policy to grant them management “autonomy”.

“I take note of the grouses and complaints from the students as well as their families

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Job losses mount for public school employees as pandemic squeezes education sector

The jobs report released Friday indicated employment losses in public education. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images) Published Credit: John Moore/Getty Images Published Credit: John Moore/Getty Images

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The pandemic-induced economic downturn is taking a toll on America’s educators. 

Job gains during the month of September, as reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics Friday, were weaker than expected. One of the main drivers: job losses in public education. 

Employment in local government education, or jobs largely in the K-12 public school system, dropped by 231,000 last month, the BLS reported. Employment in that sector is down by 570,300

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Support for School Choice Spiked 10 Percent among Public School Families during COVID Shutdown

As the coronavirus pandemic keeps many schools shuttered and forces parents to consider other options for their children’s education, support for school choice has spiked among parents of children who attend public school.

Since April, support for the concept of school choice jumped ten points from 67 percent to 77 percent among parents who have children in public school, according to a new RealClear Opinion Research poll.

Notably, support for choice is at a similarly high level across party lines and ethnicities.

About 72 percent of Democrats, 76 percent of Republicans, and 73 percent of Independents support giving parents a

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A-level and GCSEs could be held in public buildings next year, education secretary says

The Government is still "actively considering" pushing back exams to give pupils more time to catch-up on learning
The Government is still “actively considering” pushing back exams to give pupils more time to catch-up on learning

A-level and GCSE exams could be held in public buildings next year if social distancing requirements are still in place, the education secretary has said.  

This could include town halls or any other spacious venues such as concert halls, community centres or exhibition halls.  

Gavin Williamson told MPs at the education select committee that a “reserve set” of exam papers may be introduced next year if pupils are unable to sit a test on a given day if they are unwell or

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