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May-14-2014

By MetroNews Staff

It took three attempts, but voters in Wayne County have approved an $18 million school construction bond — a key component in a larger $42 million package.

That package includes construction of a new Ceredo-Kenova Elementary School and a new Crum Elementary School and will also pay for additions and renovations at Wayne High School.

The unofficial vote totals in Wayne County in Tuesday’s primary election were 4,192 votes for the bond and 3,265 against...

May-14-2014

By WVEA Communications Staff

A Raleigh County teacher and longtime West Virginia Education Association member is the 2014 recipient of the Paul J. Morris Character Educator of the Year award.

Doris Meador is a Title I reading and math teacher for both Independence High School and Independence Middle. She received her award during Wednesday's state Board of Education meeting.

Over the years, Meador has been a volleyball coach, a yearbook editor and a book drive...

May-14-2014

By Mackenzie Mays 
The Charleston Gazette

Several Kanawha County school board candidates are promising to fight against the state’s implementation of Common Core Standards if they are elected, but it’s not that easy.

Nearly every state in the country has adopted the standards, which pledge to focus on more meaningful, real-world applications to prepare students for college and a career.

Indiana is the only state to totally opt out, with critics fearing a national...

May-08-2014

By Lydia Nuzum 
The Charleston Gazette

When Gaston Caperton was in the second grade, his teacher noticed him struggling to read and began to suspect the future governor of West Virginia might have dyslexia, a common learning disorder.

“Ms. Robinson called my parents and said, ‘Gaston has a problem,’” he recalled. “Because of her, and because of parents who really paid attention to me and gave the effort, I’ve had a successful life.”

Caperton, the 31st governor of...

May-06-2014

By Mackenzie Mays 
The Charleston Gazette

Three Kanawha County Board of Education candidates have been asked to pull or revise their campaign ads after violating a policy that forbids footage featuring school property.

Becky Jordon, Calvin McKinney and Vic Sprouse all featured public schools in some form in their campaign ads but have since resolved those issues, according to Kanawha County Schools attorney Jim Withrow.

“We consider that taking videos in a school...

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