"This school has made great strides to enhance the quality of education in our state, and it's only fitting that they now incorporate a college and career readiness program into their mix."
If successful, other schools should consider the program for adoption next year.
THE West Virginia Economic Development Authority approved nearly $10 million in bond allocations for two tax-exempt projects.
The first was $5 million for the Windsor Manor Project in Wheeling, which will pay for the acquisition and rehabilitation of a 109-unit residential facility.
The other was a $4.8 million project for a 150-unit rental facility in Beckley.
Both projects are by tax-exempt groups that build "affordable housing."
What gives? Is subsidized housing the only growth industry in the state? Can the authority not find any projects that will bring in industries that will generate taxes?
If not, perhaps the authority should pack it in.
DUNBAR City Council took a step toward moving that municipality into the 21st century.
City Council approved a $14,790 appropriation to allow Walter Drake Company to go through each city ordinance to weed out redundant or outdated laws that are on the books.
The city's laws also will be posted on the city's website and upgraded every six to eight months.
Every lawmaking or rule-making body should do the same, particularly when it comes to cleaning up old laws that need no longer be on the books.