26 February 2010

Legislature 2010: Charter Schools

With the Senate and House of Delegates at odds over charter schools, The Associated Press assesses what role their absence may play in West Virginia's quest for "Race to the Top" federal education funding.

In a 500-point application system, "charter schools count for 40 points," writes AP's Tom Breen. "Schools Superintendent Steve Paine thinks at least 15 of those points can be made up in other ways, but charter schools supporters say the lack of such institutions is holding the state back."

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