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August-28-2015

Charleston West Side leaders target student tardiness
By Samuel Speciale, The Charleston Gazette-Mail

Students at West Side Mary C. Snow Elementary were tardy more than 5,000 times last year, education officials said Thursday during a meeting with an advisory board tasked with helping the area’s struggling schools overcome chronic absenteeism and poor achievement.

The group, made up of schools officials and black leaders, met Thursday to address growing...

August-28-2015

Parkersburg priest asks to wear religious habit while teaching
By Michael Erb, For The Intelligencer/Wheeling News-Register

PARKERSBURG - A Roman Catholic priest recently hired as a substitute teacher for Wood County Schools has requested permission to wear his religious habit while in the classroom.

The Rev. George Nedeff, 75, addressed the Wood County Board of Education briefly on Tuesday. Nedeff, who is a member of the religious order SOLT, the Society...

August-27-2015

Martirano, in wake of Barbour incident: Bullying must be reported
By Shauna Johnson, WV MetroNews

PHILIPPI, W.Va. — The teen boy who held 27 fellow students and one teacher hostage at Philip Barbour High School Tuesday may have been looking for the student or students who’d bullied him, according to the boy’s pastor.

Dr. Michael Martirano, state superintendent of schools, could not confirm that report on Wednesday’s MetroNews “Talkline” but, in general,...

August-26-2015

Authorities: Teacher calmed teen who held classmates hostage
By JONATHAN MATTISE, Associated Press

PHILIPPI, W.Va. (AP) — With 29 terrified students looking on, a West Virginia high school teacher managed to calm a 14-year-old student who pointed a gun at her in her classroom, giving a police chief time to arrive and convince the boy to free his peers and surrender, authorities said.

No one was hurt Tuesday in the hostage-taking drama that rocked a high...

August-25-2015

Fayette superintendent to share proposed reconfiguration plan Thursday
By Sarah Plummer, The Register-Herald

Residents, many of whom are parents, will finally get details Thursday about how the school district plans to improve conditions, education and finances in Fayette County.
 
Fayette Superintendent Terry George said he will unveil his proposed reconfiguration plans for Fayette County Schools at 6 p.m. Thursday at Midland Trail High School....

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