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Education Reform and Foster Care Take Center Stage at the Statehouse


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.


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 and New Media from Shepherd University in 2014. You can connect with Liz via email at emccormick@wvpublic.org or on Twitter @LizMcCormickWV