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February-03-2014

By The Associated Press

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A chemical that spilled in the Elk River earlier this month is no longer detectable at five schools.

Water sample test results released last week showed crude MCHM was present at Andrew Heights Elementary, George Washington High School and John Adams Middle School in Kanawha County, Buffalo High School in Putnam County, H.E. White Elementary in Clay County and Lincoln County High School.

The West Virginia Department of...

February-03-2014

By Mackenzie Mays
The Charleston Gazette

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- While access to preschool is one of the few, if not the only, aspect of West Virginia's education system that is ranked among the best in the nation, providing families access does not necessarily get kids into classrooms.

Enrolling children in pre-k is the next focus of a comprehensive program designed to overhaul and reform schools on Charleston's crime-ridden West Side.

The steering committee of the...

January-31-2014

(Intelligencer Editorial)
The Intelligencer/Wheeling News-Register

Really excellent school teachers, the kind whose influence sticks with their students throughout their lives, seldom get the credit they so richly deserve. That will change for some of them during an event scheduled for this evening.

Members of the late Lee Alexander West's family have chosen to honor his memory in one of the most thoughtful, wonderful ways possible.

West, a 15-year-old freshman at...

January-31-2014

New LEED school planned for Beckley
By Stuart Hammer
WOAY-TV

BECKLEY – A Raleigh County school is moving towards a new future, and that future is green.

Stratton Elementary in Beckley could be torn down in the next several years to make way for a brand new energy-efficient building.

Officials from the West Virginia School Building Authority announced their vision for a new facility that will rely on bonds. Part of the construction plans will include energy...

January-31-2014

By Whitney Burdette
Charleston Daily Mail Staff

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The state Senate is considering a bill that would require all West Virginia students to participate in at least 30 minutes of physical activity at school each day.

Senate Majority Leader John Unger, D-Berkeley introduced the proposal, dubbed the Move to Improve Act.

He said Move to Improve is the second piece of Feed to Achieve, an initiative passed by the Legislature last year to make nutritious...

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