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Education Reform and Foster Care Take Center Stage at the Statehouse

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It’s been a marathon day in the West Virginia Senate, as senators discuss SB 451 – the comprehensive education reform bill – as a “committee as a whole.” In the House, delegates considered amendments to HB 2010 – transitioning the state’s foster care system to a managed care model.

Host Suzanne Higgins and Senior Statehouse Reporter Dave Mistich chat about the latest action over the omnibus education reform bill.

House Majority Leader Amy Summers, R-Taylor, and Assistant House Majority Leader Kayla Kessinger, R-Fayette, also join our show to discuss HB 2010, which overhauls the state’s foster care system. HB 2010 will be up for passage in the House on Thursday.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dh0W7AIbfkY

Liz McCormick is WVPB's Eastern Panhandle and education reporter/producer. Liz is a native of Charleston, West Virginia and received her B.A. in Communications from Shepherd University in 2014. You can connect with Liz via email at emccormick@wvpublic.org or on Twitter @LizMcCormickWV