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February-19-2014

By Douglas Fritz
WVNSTV.com

BECKLEY - The Raleigh County Board of Education announced on Tuesday, Feb. 18, that they are making a change to the school calendar that affects students this week.

According to a release, Raleigh County students have missed 14 days of instruction this school year. To help compensate for the missed instruction days, there will be school on Friday, Feb. 21. However, it will not be a full day of school. Kids will be released three hours early on...

February-18-2014

By Whitney Burdette 
Charleston Daily Mail Staff

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- A data sharing system that collects information on school children of all ages in an effort to improve education practices could get a little stronger.

The Senate on Monday passed Senate Bill 420, relating to the P-20W Longitudinal Data System. This system collects certain information on children that officials can analyze to assess progress beginning in early childhood education and continuing through...

February-18-2014

By Chelsi Baker 
Times West Virginian

FAIRMONT — Marion County teachers, principals, school employees and parents gathered in the North Marion High School library Monday to discuss next year’s academic calendar during a public hearing of the Marion County Board of Education.

The calendar is up for discussion and public input until a committee meets in future months to design options, one of which the board will choose as the 2014-15 academic calendar.

The board...

February-17-2014

By Kennie Bass 
Eyewitness News/WCHS

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Contending the state board needs dedicated staffers to help members craft statewide policy, a director of operations and a full-time lawyer are now on the board's payroll, to the tune of $191,000. Despite the fact the state Department of Education already has two full-time lawyers making $185,000 that have always been at the board's disposal.

"She's (a lawyer) hired by the Department of Education," Gayle Manchin,...

February-17-2014

The Associated Press 

CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Board of Education says county school districts should have more control over how their state funding is spent.

A decades-old funding formula determines how much state funding each county system gets annually and how this funding is spent.

Last week, the state board voted to ask the Legislature to consider allowing counties to use up to 10 percent of their state school funding however they choose, the Charleston...

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