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April-08-2014

By Elaine Blaisdell  
Cumberland Times-News

KEYSER, W.Va. — The process for advertising for the new Mineral County school superintendent to replace Rob Woy, who is retiring, will begin shortly and the deadline for those interested in the position will be May 12, according to Howard M. O’Cull, executive director of the West Virginia School Board Association.

O’Cull, who was hired to assist in the search, said the position will be advertised in the media as well as  ...

April-08-2014

West Virginia lawmakers took some important steps for teachers during this year’s regular legislative session.

During a tight budget year, legislators and Gov. Tomblin recognized teachers and service employees were in need of a pay increase. I commend them for taking this first step to getting West Virginia teachers on the path to competitive pay.

But perhaps even more important than the $1,000 pay raise for teachers and 2 percent increase for service professionals is goal...

April-08-2014

By Mackenzie Mays 
The Charleston Gazette 

Top education officials are dispelling rumors that they’re interested in becoming West Virginia’s next superintendent of schools, including outgoing School Building Authority Director Mark Manchin and members of the state Board of Education, tasked with choosing the superintendent.

Last week, Superintendent Jim Phares announced his plans to retire this summer — an expected move, since the Board of Education said he would serve in...

April-07-2014

By WVEA Communications Staff

The West Virginia Education Association-Political Action Committee recommends the following people for the May 13 Primary Election.

“WVEA-PAC believes, based on past performances and responses to interview questions, these candidates are advocates for education and for children,” stated WVEA-PAC Chair Dale Lee. “These candidates share our commitment to improving education in West Virginia.”

WVEA-PAC is the independent, political arm of the...

April-07-2014

By Chelsi Baker 
Times West Virginian 

FAIRMONT — Students in Marion County missed 19 days of school this year.

With snowfall totaling 62 1/2 inches this winter and temperatures reaching 9 degrees below zero at times, students and teachers were forced to stay home so as not to risk their safety.

That many snow days left schools behind schedule in terms of what material teachers want and need to cover, which could negatively impact students’ progress on what they...

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