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May-06-2014

By Mackenzie Mays 
The Charleston Gazette

Three Kanawha County Board of Education candidates have been asked to pull or revise their campaign ads after violating a policy that forbids footage featuring school property.

Becky Jordon, Calvin McKinney and Vic Sprouse all featured public schools in some form in their campaign ads but have since resolved those issues, according to Kanawha County Schools attorney Jim Withrow.

“We consider that taking videos in a school...

May-05-2014

By Jesse J. Holland 
The Associated Press

WASHINGTON- U.S. teachers are nowhere near as diverse as their students.

Almost half the students attending public schools are minorities, yet fewer than 1 in 5 of their teachers is nonwhite.

New studies from the Center for American Progress and the National Education Association are calling attention to this "diversity gap" at elementary and secondary schools in the United States. The groups want more to be done to help...

May-02-2014

By Jessica Farrish 
The Register-Herald

BECKLEY — Three Raleigh County Board of Education members have been awarded the Margaret Baldwin Friend of Education award by the West Virginia Education Association (WVEA).

Raleigh BOE Vice President Larry Ford and BOE members Cindy Jafary and Sally Susman were honored at a WVEA delegate banquet in Charleston on April 25, taking their place on a “Friend of Education” honoree list that also includes past West Virginia governors Arch...

May-02-2014

The Associated Press

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The state Department of Education has named three Schools of Excellence in West Virginia.

Those named for the 2014-15 school year were selected on several factors. They include curriculum, a safe and drug-free learning environment, documented student achievement and implementing advanced and innovative programs.

The winning schools announced Thursday are George Washington Elementary School in Eleanor, Brandywine Elementary School...

May-01-2014

By Casey Junkins, Staff Writer 
The Intelligencer/Wheeling News-Register

MOUNDSVILLE - The Marshall County Board of Education may forgo about $181 million worth of potential property tax revenue to attract a natural gas power plant, but Superintendent Michael Hince said this fact tells only a small portion of the economic impact story.

As Buffalo, N.Y.-based private developer Moundsville Power LLC hopes to raise $615 million to build a 549-megawatt plant on a 37.5-acre...

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