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November-19-2015

Educators Speak Out Against Changes
By Lauren Matthews - Staff Writer

Tensions were high Monday night as several Wetzel County educators spoke out against the board of education regarding changes recently made in system. The educators' frustrations came to a head after a recent petition, filed by concerned Wetzel County parent Christina Coulter, called for the board's removal of new superintendent Leatha Williams. The petition has since been signed by over 1,028...

November-19-2015

Board member questions Dilly's absence from meeting
By Liz Beavers, Tribune Managing Editor, Mineral Daily News-Tribune

KEYSER - Mineral County Board of Education member Kevin Watson expressed his displeasure at the beginning of the regular meeting Tuesday over the absence of superintendent Shawn Dilly.

Saying he was not aware that Dilly would not be present Tuesday, Watson said the meeting should have been rescheduled for a time when the superintendent...

November-19-2015

Teachers, officials find common ground
By Sarah Plummer, Register-Herald Reporter

Teachers and administrators are supporting the West Virginia Department of Education’s move toward repealing and replacing the state’s current K-12 academic standards, but they hope this change will stick.

Fayette County Superintendent Terry George said the he will support efforts to improve student achievement across West Virginia.

“My view on this, and a view I...

November-18-2015

US college graduation rate drops 2 percent, WV rate also on decline
By Samuel Speciale, Education Reporter, WV Gazette-Mail

The number of students earning a degree in America is declining at both public and private colleges, says a national report released Tuesday.

In a study of the 2.9 million students who started college in 2009, the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center discovered only 52.9 percent graduated within six years, a 2.1 percent...

November-18-2015

Delegate offers help to find PEIA funds in budget
By Pamela Pritt REGISTER-HERALD REPORTER

As state employees, including teachers and other school personnel, are confronted by proposed $120 million cuts to PEIA benefits in the next fiscal year, Raleigh County Delegate Ricky Moye has offered to help Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin find money to “fully fund the Public Employees Insurance Agency.”

Moye, a school bus driver, is offering to take on a pretty big task. ...

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