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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...


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...


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...


By Jesse J. Holland 
The Associated Press

WASHINGTON- U.S. teachers are nowhere near as diverse as their students.

Almost half the students attending public schools are minorities, yet fewer than 1 in 5 of their teachers is nonwhite.

New studies from the Center for American Progress and the National Education Association are calling attention to this "diversity gap" at elementary and secondary schools in the United States. The groups want more to be done to help...


The Associated Press

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The state Department of Education has named three Schools of Excellence in West Virginia.

Those named for the 2014-15 school year were selected on several factors. They include curriculum, a safe and drug-free learning environment, documented student achievement and implementing advanced and innovative programs.

The winning schools announced Thursday are George Washington Elementary School in Eleanor, Brandywine Elementary School...