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January-21-2014

By Mackenzie Mays
The Charleston Gazette

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Kanawha County students have missed six days because of the recent water contamination crisis. That left school officials one makeup day left before they would be forced to cut into the 180 days of required instructional time for students.

With several inches of snow forecast for Tuesday, local education leaders used that one remaining makeup day, making concerns about students' extended time out of class even...

January-21-2014

By Tricia Lynn Strader, journal-news.net
The Journal (Martinsburg) 

BERKELEY SPRINGS - Three members of Morgan County Citizens Against the Levy group recently filed suit in Circuit Court of Morgan County against the Morgan County Board of Education.

Dorothea Jeannie Ford, Frieda Ickes and Kent "Brooks" McCumbee opposed the continuation of a special or excess levy in 2013, which was defeated May 11. The Morgan County Board of Education will present a new special levy...

January-21-2014

By Colleen S. Good
Times West Virginian

FAIRMONT — Five schools in Marion County are receiving recognition for their achievement in math and English/language arts achievement. Marion County is number two in the state for recognition under the new West Virginia Department of Education “reward schools” program.

The WVDE has designated the schools that are in the top 10 percent of all West Virginia schools in achievement as “high performing reward schools.” In Marion County...

January-21-2014

The Associated Press

WEST LIBERTY, W.Va. - West Liberty University is now offering an accelerated degree for students who want to work in community education.

Miriam Douglas is the new degree’s program director. She says the bachelor of arts in community education degree is perfect for those who want to work in jobs like camp director, community outreach coordinator, parks and recreation leader and grant writer. Douglas says the 120-credit hour degree can be completed in as...

January-17-2014

By Beth Christian Broschart - Staff Writer, The Inter-Mountain

ELKINS - Parents, students and staff will have the opportunity to offer input into setting the 2014-2015 Randolph County school calendar during a pair of public meetings.

Terry George, the Randolph County superintendent of schools, said the county Board of Education is looking for community input to help develop the calendar within the requirements set by Senate Bill 359, passed into law last spring.

"The...

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