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May-27-2014

By Gene Budig and Alan Heaps 
(For The Charleston Gazette)

Earlier this month, the nation celebrated National Teacher Day and Teacher Appreciation Week.

We would be wise to support teachers in any way we can. In an increasingly competitive, technological and connected world, our individual and collective welfare depends on education. And education depends on teachers. According to a Rand Corporation study, “when it comes to student performance on reading and math tests, a...

May-27-2014

By Gayle Manchin 
(For The Charleston Gazette)

So many factors matter when it comes to helping children succeed in school. High-quality standards and curriculum and strong teachers and leaders are clearly important elements. But another and often overlooked key to student achievement is access to nutritious food.

In West Virginia, far too many students come to school hungry each day. More than one in four children in the state are in low-income families and more than one...

May-20-2014

By WV MetroNews Staff

On Monday, Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin joined The Education Alliance and representatives from Toyota Motor Manufacturing West Virginia to announce three West Virginia elementary schools selected to pilot Toyota bornlearning Academies this fall.

Highlawn Elementary in Cabell County, Buffalo Elementary in Putnam County and East Lynn Elementary School in Wayne County were selected to participate in the program, which will focus on supporting early childhood...

May-20-2014

By Rachael Cardin 
WOAY

BECKLEY - A high school teacher in Raleigh County has been recognized as one of the top educators in the state.

John Quesenberry is a History and Social Studies teacher at Woodrow Wilson High School in Beckley. He is also the most recent recipient of the West Virginia History Teacher of the Year Award. Quesenberry was awarded by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History after being nominated by a student. Quesenberry said he loves his job...

May-19-2014

By Linda Harris, Legal Reporter 
The State Journal

 

Attorneys for the state Board of Education have asked Kanawha County Circuit Judge James C. Stucky to dismiss a breech of contract complaint filed by former Superintendent of Schools Jorea Marple.

Marple, terminated in November 2012, claims she was unlawfully fired and that members of the Board of Education had secretly plotted to oust her. Her suit, which she recently refiled, names former board president Wade...

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