Governor Tomblin Aims To Help Middle Schools

Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin is moving ahead with his plan to bolster West Virginia's middle schools. On Monday, the governor called for a 10-month review of the state's middle grades with an executive order. The new commission will include administrators, principals, and teachers, along with Higher Education officials. The review follows up on findings by the Southern Regional Education Board that made recommendations including a greater focus on college and career readiness. The executive order is part of a push to improve public schools that also includes pending legislation.