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October-09-2014

By Jennifer Smith 
WV MetroNews

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – New state Superintendent of Schools Dr. Michael Martirano laid out a six-step plan Wednesday on how he intends to move forward over the next few months. It was Martirano’s first meeting since he began the job in mid-September.

Martirano introduced his plan called “One Voice, One Focus: All Students Achieving Together.” It contains what he called ‘six guiding actions’ that will make the foundation for students pre-K...

October-08-2014

By Jennifer Smith 

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – New state Superintendent of Schools Dr. Michael Martirano laid out a six-step plan Wednesday on how he intends to move forward over the next few months. It was Martirano’s first meeting since he began the job in mid-September.

Martirano introduced his plan called “One Voice, One Focus: All Students Achieving Together.” It contains what he called ‘six guiding actions’ that will make the foundation for students pre-K through 12.

“The...

October-08-2014

By Mackenzie Mays

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — SAT scores in West Virginia are better than last year, but not as many students are actually taking the test.

While students scored higher across the board in 2014 than students the year prior — with the state average better than the national average in all subjects — the number of test-takers decreased by 7 percent over the past year, according to the state Department of Education.

About 2,160 public school students took the SAT...

October-08-2014

The Associated Press

The West Virginia Department of Education is honoring schools, educators and other employees at an awards ceremony.

The 2014 West Virginia Teacher of the Year will be announced Wednesday night at the Charleston Marriott Town Center.

The event also will honor Schools of Excellence and the educator and school service personnel employee of the year.

October-06-2014

By Jessica Farrish  
The Register-Herald  

As the state celebrates International World Teacher’s Day Sunday, West Virginia teachers will be earning lower salaries than every other state except Mississippi and North Carolina, according an in-depth study recently conducted by WalletHub, a leading personal finance social network.

Teachers in the mountain state also rank 34th in average starting salaries, 45th in teachers’ wage disparity, 43rd in the average number of hours...

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