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January-23-2014

By Beth Christian Broschart, Staff Writer 
The Inter-Mountain

ELKINS - A delegation comprised of Randolph County high school principals asked members of the county Board of Education Monday to allow schools to continue offering modified block scheduling.

Group members including Steve Wamsley, principal of Tygarts Valley High School, said changing high school schedules to seven or eight periods a day would cause many problems, including the potential for more students...

January-22-2014

By Mackenzie Mays
The Charleston Gazette

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- With the recent water crisis, and snow days piling up, most Kanawha County students' last day will now be May 23 -- a week longer than originally planned, and the latest the school year can legally extend.

"If we have any more snow days, we'll be in trouble," Kanawha County Schools Superintendent Ron Duerring said Tuesday. School was canceled Tuesday because of snow, following six days without school because a...

January-22-2014

By Lydia Nuzum

WINFIELD, W.Va. -- Putnam County Schools has exhausted its allotted number of make-up days for the current school year, after the recent chemical spill and harsh winter weather prompted extended school closings. 

The school system used its last make-up day Tuesday. According to Putnam County Schools superintendent Chuck Hatfield, he and other superintendents whose districts were affected by the chemical spill met in Charleston Friday with state superintendent Jim...

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...

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