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April-25-2014

By Roger Adkins 
The Exponent-Telegram

CHARLESTON — The search for a new state superintendent of schools should start in West Virginia, according to several education officials in North Central West Virginia.

The West Virginia Board of Education is conducting a nationwide search for the person who will lead the state’s school system, though board members have said they won’t exclude candidates from West Virginia.

Dr. Mark Manchin is executive director of the School...

April-24-2014

By Kera Mashek 
WCHSTV.com

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The Kanawha County school board is dropping a proposal to start a dress code for teachers.

The dress code would've given school principals the power to limit the days teachers could wear blue jeans. There would've also been restrictions on t-shirts, tattoos, piercings, and even facial hair. The dress code was supposed to go before the school board for a vote Thursday night, but has been taken off the agenda due to a "lack of...

April-23-2014

By The Associated Press

A nonprofit coalition is urging Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin to restore $1 million in state funding for early childhood and other family resource programs.

The Our Children, Our Future campaign to end child poverty said Wednesday it has requested a meeting with Tomblin and is seeking to have the funding reconsidered at an upcoming legislative special session.

The cuts included $388,000 for domestic violence-related programs, $250,000 for in-home family...

April-23-2014

By Beth Christian Broschart - Staff Writer 
The Inter-Mountain

BUCKHANNON - U.S. Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va., returned to West Virginia Wesleyan College Tuesday, bringing broadcasting legend Ted Koppel along for a forum encouraging students to get involved in public service.

"In the 1960s this notion of public service was a hot item," Koppel, who served as the forum's moderator, said. "It is not today. Tell these young people why public service is so important."

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April-22-2014

By Chelsi Baker 
The Times West-Virginian

FAIRMONT — The Marion County Board of Education discussed issues surrounding the new digital format of this year’s WESTEST at their meeting Monday.

“No one knew anything about the issues that came up,” said Superintendent Gary Price. “We anticipated that they might, but there was a conference call this afternoon ... there were 42 counties looking for help.”

Today marked the first day of the WESTEST, which was to be taken...

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