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October-30-2015

SBA adds Fayette plan back to Nov. 9 agenda
By Alex Wiederspiel, WV MetroNews

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The state School Building Authority placed reconsideration of the Fayette County CEFP (Comprehensive Educational Facilities Plan) Amendment back on its agenda for the authority’s Nov. 9 meeting.

Mountain State Justice filed a lawsuit on behalf of Fayette County against the School Building Authority earlier this month.

The lawsuit claimed, “…that the...

October-29-2015

Commentary: The untenable situation with Fayette County schools
By Hoppy Kercheval, WV MetroNews

State School Superintendent Dr. Michael Martirano has visited over 200 of our schools since he took the job just over one year ago. He’s been to 46 of the state’s 55 counties, including Fayette County twice.

When asked to describe conditions at some of the Fayette County schools, he uses one word: Deplorable.

Martirano is not being hyperbolic.  Fayette...

October-28-2015

W.Va. only state to see 8th-grade NAEP reading increase
By Ryan Quinn, Charleston Gazette-Mail

West Virginia was the only state in the nation to see its eighth-grade average reading score on the National Assessment of Educational Progress increase significantly over 2013, but it was among 22 states to see their eighth-grade math scores significantly fall from two years ago, according to 2015 data released Wednesday by the U.S. Department of Education.

The...

October-27-2015

Martirano says Fayette schools some of the 'worst he's seen'
By Alex Wiederspiel, WV MetroNews

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Dr. Michael Martirano, State Superintendent of Schools in West Virginia, said the conditions of the Fayette County schools are among the worst he’s ever seen in his time as an educator.

He also said the Fayette County school facilities are the worst he’s seen in the Mountain State.

“The top concern is in Fayette County,” Martirano said...

October-26-2015

Study: Kids take 100-plus required tests through 12th grade
The Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) - Students, parents and teachers have long lamented the hours that kids spend taking standardized tests, especially since the introduction of the Common Core academic standards. But just how much time each year is it?

A. Between 10-15 hours.

B. Between 20-25 hours.

C. Between 30-35 hours.

The correct answer is "B," according to a...

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