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August-27-2015

Dale Lee: Unions not opposed to innovation
(For the Charleston Gazette-Mail/Daily Mail editorial page)
      
Unfortunately the Daily Mail editorial page has misrepresented the positions of the West Virginia Education Association and its members with a flawed commentary.

The Daily Mail editorial from Aug. 18, titled “Shortage of teachers should be a top priority,” would have you believe the WVEA favors seniority at the expense of quality and opposes...

August-27-2015

Martirano, in wake of Barbour incident: Bullying must be reported
By Shauna Johnson, WV MetroNews

PHILIPPI, W.Va. — The teen boy who held 27 fellow students and one teacher hostage at Philip Barbour High School Tuesday may have been looking for the student or students who’d bullied him, according to the boy’s pastor.

Dr. Michael Martirano, state superintendent of schools, could not confirm that report on Wednesday’s MetroNews “Talkline” but, in general,...

August-26-2015

Authorities: Teacher calmed teen who held classmates hostage
By JONATHAN MATTISE, Associated Press

PHILIPPI, W.Va. (AP) — With 29 terrified students looking on, a West Virginia high school teacher managed to calm a 14-year-old student who pointed a gun at her in her classroom, giving a police chief time to arrive and convince the boy to free his peers and surrender, authorities said.

No one was hurt Tuesday in the hostage-taking drama that rocked a high...

August-25-2015

Fayette superintendent to share proposed reconfiguration plan Thursday
By Sarah Plummer, The Register-Herald

Residents, many of whom are parents, will finally get details Thursday about how the school district plans to improve conditions, education and finances in Fayette County.
 
Fayette Superintendent Terry George said he will unveil his proposed reconfiguration plans for Fayette County Schools at 6 p.m. Thursday at Midland Trail High School....

August-25-2015

Kessler will propose tobacco hike to cover community college tuition
By Samuel Speciale, The Charleston Gazette-Mail

Sen. Jeff Kessler wants to make community and technical college in West Virginia free for qualifying students, a promise he said can be funded by raising the state’s tobacco tax.

On Monday, the Marshall County Democrat told the Gazette-Mail he will introduce tobacco tax legislation in January that could raise more than $100 million in...

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