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March-16-2017

Extension discussion begins Friday for Fayette superintendent George
By Alex Wiederspiel, WV MetroNews

FAYETTEVILLE, W.Va. — The next step in the Fayette County school revitalization process could begin Friday afternoon at a special meeting at the Board of Education Main Office.

That step: making Superintendent Terry George an employee of Fayette County–rather than of the State of West Virginia. George was originally hired by the State Board of Education...

March-15-2017

WV BOE to review 12 applications for state superintendent job
By Carrie Hodousek, WV MetroNews

A dozen people are interested in becoming West Virginia’s next school superintendent.

The state Department of Education would not release any names, but did say 12 people have applied for the job. The deadline to submit applications was Friday.

Applications will be reviewed by the state Board of Education. The board will meet on Thursday to discuss a...

March-13-2017

School districts use job fairs, alternative pathways to attract more teachers
Alex Thomas, WV MetroNews

As public school districts continue to find ways to deal with the state’s teacher shortage, two West Virginia public universities held job fairs last week to give seniors the chance to learn about career opportunities following graduation.

Marshall University held its Educator Expo March 8, and West Virginia State University hosted its Teacher Job Fair...

March-09-2017

Competitive teacher pay is solution to state crisis
Times West Virginian, Fairmont

The teacher shortage in West Virginia is at critical levels.

By last count, there are more than 300 vacant teaching positions statewide, which is stretching the pool of available teachers, especially in specialties and critical areas, such as special education, math and science.

The problem becomes compounded when an illness, medical leave from work or a home...

March-08-2017

Huntington High teacher fired over anti-Muslim tweets
The Herald-Dispatch

A Huntington High School social studies teacher who was suspended two months ago following the discovery of multiple anti-Muslim and racially charged tweets has been fired, Cabell County Communications Director Jedd Flowers told The Herald-Dispatch on Tuesday.

During a special meeting Monday, Flowers said the Cabell County Board of Education voted to approve Mary Durstein's...

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