CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The state Senate is offering some heavy reading about “betterment” for your holiday weekend.

Senate leaders have released a proposed omnibus education bill in advance of a special session resuming. The “Student Success Act” is 144 pages.

“The release of this draft of the West Virginia Student Success Act is a major effort by the Senate to advance the cause of education reform in a bipartisan manner,” Senate President Mitch Carmichael stated.

“This bill boldly incorporates many suggestions and recommendations from the education forums that were held throughout the state. It reflects the input of teachers, students, and parents. There is widespread recognition that our state’s education system can be improved.”

Carmichael, R-Jackson, said the bill will provide pay raises for teachers,

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