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February-11-2014

By Mackenzie Mays
The Charleston Gazette

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- More than 840 people have signed an online petition to get Kanawha County Schools to supply bottled water for students through the end of the school year.

But state officials can't say how long they'll be able to continue supplying packaged water to students.

The petition, created on the website MoveOn.org in response to last month's chemical leak, asks the state's largest school district to supply water...

February-10-2014

By Katie Kuba, Upshur Bureau Chief
The Inter-Mountain

BUCKHANNON - Upshur County Board of Education members and Superintendent of Schools Roy Wager breathed a collective sigh of relief Saturday night at the Upshur County Courthouse upon learning that the excess levy had passed.

With all 29 precincts reporting, the levy renewal proposal passed by 416 votes, with 1,758 votes for the levy, or 56.71 percent, and 1,342 votes against the levy, or 43.29 percent.

"I'm...

February-10-2014

By WVEA Communications Staff

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Fifty county boards of education support the adoption of a multiyear salary increase for teachers and service personnel across West Virginia schools, and board members have signed resolutions pledging their support.

These resolutions, one piece of the West Virginia Education Association’s Competitive Pay Campaign, acknowledge that professional educators and service personnel are the most critical ingredient to providing West...

February-10-2014

W.Va. receives $3 million School Improvement Grant
By Mackenzie Mays
The Charleston Gazette

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- West Virginia is among six states to receive School Improvement Grants from the U.S. Department of Education.

The state will receive $3,177,082, which will be distributed to its lowest-performing schools.

Delaware, Georgia, Mississippi, Nebraska, Virginia and the District of Columbia also will receive funding.

School Improvement Grants are...

February-10-2014

By Mackenzie Mays
The Charleston Gazette

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Kanawha County Board of Education members are wary of the idea of sponsoring another levy on behalf of the county's financially strapped library system.

The Kanawha County Public Library plans to again ask the school system to sponsor a levy on its behalf -- this time for library costs only. In November, voters overwhelmingly rejected a joint levy that would've brought in more than $24 million for schools and $...

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