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January-27-2014

By Douglas Imbrogno
The Sunday Gazette-Mail

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Textbooks were famously a line in the sand in culture wars that shook Kanawha County in the early 1970s. Trey Kay documented "The Great Textbook War," the title of his award-winning public radio documentary about the subject, which was honored with the Peabody, Murrow and duPont awards.

Textbooks remain a flashpoint for all kinds of cultural and social issues and Kay is back with a new radio documentary, "...

January-27-2014

Parkersburg News and Sentinel

PARKERSBURG - A chemistry teacher at Parkersburg High School will be the guest of U.S. Rep. David McKinley, R-W.Va., at President Obama's State of the Union speech on Tuesday in Washington, D.C.

Judith Winans is a chemistry teacher at Parkersburg High and was the 2014 Wood County Teacher of the Year. She has taught school for 26 years.

Obama, a Democrat, is in his second term as chief executive. The speech begins around 9 p.m.

January-27-2014

By Joselyn King and Sarah Harmon, Staff Writers
The Intelligencer/Wheeling News-Register

Local school districts seek ways to make up for lost instruction days as frosty weather has hit the Ohio Valley several times this winter, bringing icy roads and below-zero temperatures that make it unsafe for students to travel to their classrooms. They'll have to get even more creative as the weekend's blanket of snow and the coming polar deep freeze will keep children home from school....

January-27-2014

By Michael Clouse
WSAZ

KANAWHA COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Right now, teachers in Kanawha County are only evaluated on whether they dress professionally. However, with a few issues popping up, some officials want some rules set in stone.

"It surprised me. I've been on the school board for 12 years and I was surprised we didn't have one," said Kanawha County School Board member Becky Jordon.

For Jordon, a parent herself, no dress code policy came as a shock.

"We...

January-27-2014

By Jim Sannes and Lauren Talotta
WBOY-TV

Harrison County Board of Education President Mike Queen announced Friday that he has resigned from his position as president and member of the board so that he is seeking election in the State Senate as a Republican.

"Being a school board member is the toughest job that I ever loved.  I did it for the students.  In 2006, I asked the voters for two terms. That's eight years. The voters elected me with large majorities in both...

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