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February-03-2014

By Mackenzie Mays
The Charleston Gazette

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- While access to preschool is one of the few, if not the only, aspect of West Virginia's education system that is ranked among the best in the nation, providing families access does not necessarily get kids into classrooms.

Enrolling children in pre-k is the next focus of a comprehensive program designed to overhaul and reform schools on Charleston's crime-ridden West Side.

The steering committee of the...

February-03-2014

By Lacie Pierson 
The Herald-Dispatch

WAYNE -- A bond measure that would fund the cost of building two new schools and making significant renovations at another school will be on the agenda for approval from the Wayne County Board of Education this week.

Before the proposed bond election can be put on the Tuesday, May 13, primary election ballot, it first must be approved by board members during their regular meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4, at the Wayne County Schools...

January-31-2014

By Whitney Burdette
Charleston Daily Mail Staff

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The state Senate is considering a bill that would require all West Virginia students to participate in at least 30 minutes of physical activity at school each day.

Senate Majority Leader John Unger, D-Berkeley introduced the proposal, dubbed the Move to Improve Act.

He said Move to Improve is the second piece of Feed to Achieve, an initiative passed by the Legislature last year to make nutritious...

January-31-2014

By Jeff Jenkins
WV MetroNews

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Last year it was ‘Feed to Achieve.’ This year the effort aimed at West Virginia schoolchildren is ‘Move to Improve.’

The state Senate is considering a bill that would require an additional physical activity for students in the state’s elementary, middle and high schools.

Representatives of the two teachers unions in West Virginia told a group of senators Friday they support the concept but don’t want an additional...

January-31-2014

(Intelligencer Editorial)
The Intelligencer/Wheeling News-Register

Really excellent school teachers, the kind whose influence sticks with their students throughout their lives, seldom get the credit they so richly deserve. That will change for some of them during an event scheduled for this evening.

Members of the late Lee Alexander West's family have chosen to honor his memory in one of the most thoughtful, wonderful ways possible.

West, a 15-year-old freshman at...

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