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April-29-2014

By Jean Tarbett Hardiman 
The Huntington Herald-Dispatch

CHARLESTON -- Wayne County Schools was approved Monday to receive $18 million from the West Virginia School Building Authority for new and renovated facilities, if the county's voters agree to provide a similar amount by approving a bond proposal on May 13.

The SBA funds would make up a portion of $42.2 million the county wants for school projects. Those include construction of a new Ceredo-Kenova Elementary School...

April-28-2014

The Times West Virginian (editorial)

We’ve stressed many times over the years that strong education is critical to the economic health of West Virginia.

That applies to pre-kindergarten through high school, as well as higher education.

That’s why an upcoming hire of a new state superintendent of schools is vitally important.

West Virginia Superintendent James B. Phares, a former superintendent in Marion County, announced his retirement this month after only 15...

April-28-2014

The Associated Press

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin is assembling a council of education and industry leaders to improve science, technology, engineering and mathematics opportunities in West Virginia.

The panel formed Thursday aims to spur growth in STEM degree graduates over the next decade.

Tomblin said an education push will prepare for projects like a proposed ethane cracker plant in Wood County. The initiative could require thousands of qualified workers...

April-25-2014

By Roger Adkins 
The Exponent-Telegram

CHARLESTON — The search for a new state superintendent of schools should start in West Virginia, according to several education officials in North Central West Virginia.

The West Virginia Board of Education is conducting a nationwide search for the person who will lead the state’s school system, though board members have said they won’t exclude candidates from West Virginia.

Dr. Mark Manchin is executive director of the School...

April-24-2014

By Kera Mashek 
WCHSTV.com

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The Kanawha County school board is dropping a proposal to start a dress code for teachers.

The dress code would've given school principals the power to limit the days teachers could wear blue jeans. There would've also been restrictions on t-shirts, tattoos, piercings, and even facial hair. The dress code was supposed to go before the school board for a vote Thursday night, but has been taken off the agenda due to a "lack of...

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