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June-04-2014

By Jennifer Smith 
WV MetroNews

Child care givers at the West Virginia Schools for the Deaf and the Blind fear they could lose their job when new education requirements go into effect in July 2015. Earlier this week, more than a dozen students at the schools walked out of class and picketed, holding signs demanding they be allowed to keep their care takers.

“They are their moms and pops when they are there at school. They’re the ones that meet them when school is over....

June-04-2014

By The Associated Press

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — A former Clarksburg police officer has asked the West Virginia Ethics Commission to determine whether police officers can serve on county school boards.

Michael Daugherty resigned from the Police Department after his election to the Harrison County Board of Education was questioned. Following the May election, the current school board hired an outside attorney, Charles Bailey, and went to court to request a declaratory judgment on the...

June-03-2014

By Mackenzie Mays 
The Charleston Gazette

Every middle and high school student in Kanawha County will have access to an iPad starting this fall.

The Kanawha County Board of Education approved the school system’s Learning 20/20 plan on Monday, which will provide a slew of Apple products to students, teachers and principals across the county during the 2014/15 school year, in addition to extensive professional development for teachers on how to use the technology to enhance...

June-03-2014

By Mackenzie Mays 
Staff Writer

Students at the West Virginia Schools for the Deaf and Blind left class in protest on Monday to fight a new policy that requires on-campus caretakers to obtain degrees, and could ultimately push out school employees who have worked closely with the students for years.

In March, the state Board of Education approved a plan that will require the school’s 35 “dorm parents” – caretakers who provide basic assistance for deaf and blind students...

May-30-2014

By Amelia Courts 
(For The Charleston Gazette)

When Gallop released its annual poll of parent satisfaction with public education last fall, they titled the report “A Nation Confused.” Perhaps much of the confusion stems from what is commonly known as the “Lake Wobegon effect” seen in the survey results themselves. While most of those surveyed give the nation’s public schools a “C” for quality, they invariably gave their own local schools an “A” or “B.”

Lake Wobegon is a...

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