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February-11-2014

By WDTV

State education leaders came together on Monday to learn more about a program West Virginia might adopt to make sure teachers in training are ready for the classroom.

The program is called edTPA. It focuses on how prepared a novice teacher is to give lessons involving elementary literacy.

Monday's meeting was held at WVU and education leaders from all areas of the state were in attendance. Stanford helped create the program and officials are saying 33 states are...

February-11-2014

By Joselyn King
The Intelligencer/Wheeling News-Register

WHEELING - People told Ohio County Board of Education members Monday night they "want their summers back," and they strongly oppose a year-round school calendar.

More than 200 concerned citizens turned out for a town hall meeting at Wheeling Park High School to discuss the school district's 2014 calendar, and most indicated they vehemently oppose sending children to school during warm weather months. School...

February-11-2014

By Mackenzie Mays
The Charleston Gazette

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- More than 840 people have signed an online petition to get Kanawha County Schools to supply bottled water for students through the end of the school year.

But state officials can't say how long they'll be able to continue supplying packaged water to students.

The petition, created on the website MoveOn.org in response to last month's chemical leak, asks the state's largest school district to supply water...

February-10-2014

W.Va. receives $3 million School Improvement Grant
By Mackenzie Mays
The Charleston Gazette

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- West Virginia is among six states to receive School Improvement Grants from the U.S. Department of Education.

The state will receive $3,177,082, which will be distributed to its lowest-performing schools.

Delaware, Georgia, Mississippi, Nebraska, Virginia and the District of Columbia also will receive funding.

School Improvement Grants are...

February-10-2014

By Mackenzie Mays
The Charleston Gazette

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Kanawha County Board of Education members are wary of the idea of sponsoring another levy on behalf of the county's financially strapped library system.

The Kanawha County Public Library plans to again ask the school system to sponsor a levy on its behalf -- this time for library costs only. In November, voters overwhelmingly rejected a joint levy that would've brought in more than $24 million for schools and $...

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