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March-16-2017

Board president says state’s financial condition probably why only 12 apply to be new state superintendent
By Jeff Jenkins, WV MetroNews

There are at least 10 people still in the running to be the next state superintendent of schools following work done by the state Board of Education Thursday.

There were 12 original applicants for the job to replace outgoing Superintendent Dr. Michael Martirano but two were eliminated Thursday because they didn’t meet...

March-16-2017

Senate approves legislation to change school starting age
WV MetroNews

Kids would have to be older to enter pre-school programs in a bill that passed the state Senate Thursday.

Currently, the law requires a child to turn four by Sept. 1 for pre-school programs and age five by Sept. 1 for kindergarten. The legislation changes that date from Sept. 1 to July 1, meaning children turning four in that two-month period would have to wait an extra year to enter...

March-16-2017

Extension discussion begins Friday for Fayette superintendent George
By Alex Wiederspiel, WV MetroNews

FAYETTEVILLE, W.Va. — The next step in the Fayette County school revitalization process could begin Friday afternoon at a special meeting at the Board of Education Main Office.

That step: making Superintendent Terry George an employee of Fayette County–rather than of the State of West Virginia. George was originally hired by the State Board of Education...

March-15-2017

WV BOE to review 12 applications for state superintendent job
By Carrie Hodousek, WV MetroNews

A dozen people are interested in becoming West Virginia’s next school superintendent.

The state Department of Education would not release any names, but did say 12 people have applied for the job. The deadline to submit applications was Friday.

Applications will be reviewed by the state Board of Education. The board will meet on Thursday to discuss a...

March-13-2017

School districts use job fairs, alternative pathways to attract more teachers
Alex Thomas, WV MetroNews

As public school districts continue to find ways to deal with the state’s teacher shortage, two West Virginia public universities held job fairs last week to give seniors the chance to learn about career opportunities following graduation.

Marshall University held its Educator Expo March 8, and West Virginia State University hosted its Teacher Job Fair...

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