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April-22-2014

By Marla Pisciotta 
Cumberland Times-News

ROMNEY, W.Va. — West Virginia Board of Education President Gayle Manchin responded to issues at the West Virginia Schools for the Deaf and the Blind during an interview with the Times-News Wednesday morning.

Manchin confirmed that the state intends to keep the schools in Romney despite concerns of child care workers that Schools Superintendent Lynn Boyer was hired to move the schools.

“We are fortunate to have this quality...

April-17-2014

By Arch Coal staff (news release) 

CHARLESTON, W.Va., April 16, 2014 – The Arch Coal Foundation presented 11 West Virginia teachers today with its Golden Apple Award.

The Golden Apple Awards are part of the Arch Coal Foundation's teacher recognition program, which recently honored 12 outstanding West Virginia classroom teachers with its highest award – the Teacher Achievement Award. Golden Apple Award recipients earned finalist status in the program, distinguishing them as...

April-17-2014

By Paul Nyden 
The Charleston Gazette

Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., said Thursday that he’s keeping his political options open for 2016, even though his U.S. Senate term doesn’t end until two years after that.

The West Virginia Governor’s Office — as well as other state and national offices — will be open that year. Manchin served one term and part of a second term as governor before leaving for the Senate, and rumors have been circulating that he might consider another run...

April-16-2014

By WVEA Communications Staff

During its April 9-10 meeting, the state Board of Education placed five proposed policy changes on 30-day public comment, including one (Policy 2320) that details a new A-F school grading policy.

The A-F grading policy, which Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin ordered the state board to craft in January, has already led to debate among board members.

For instance, state board member Bill White believes A-F could unfairly burden some schools that are...

April-16-2014

By Andrea Lannom and Samuel Speciale 
The Charleston Daily Mail 

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Former state superintendent Jorea Marple has filed another lawsuit claiming the state Board of Education unfairly fired her.

Marple’s attorney, Timothy Barber, filed the lawsuit Monday in Kanawha Circuit Court. An earlier lawsuit making similar allegations is pending in federal court before U.S. District Judge Thomas Johnston.

The new lawsuit specifically names former board...

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