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September-14-2015

MetroNews West Virginia Poll shows Common Core faces uphill battle

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The MetroNews West Virginia Poll shows many state residents have heard of Common Core and most don’t like what they’ve heard.

Fifty-three percent of those questioned recently said they’ve either heard a great deal or a fair amount about the controversial teaching standards. Thirty percent of those questioned had heard very little about Common Core while 17 percent had either...

September-11-2015

Common Core town hall meetings lack specific grievances, officials say
By Samuel Speciale, Charleston Gazette-Mail
    
Through three town hall meetings where members of the public could air their grievances with Common Core, criticism of West Virginia’s controversial math and English standards has so far only dealt in generalities.

The West Virginia Department of Education, which currently is facilitating a comprehensive review of its Common Core-...

September-11-2015

Teacher equity plans approved for 16 states
By Jennifer C. Kerr, Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) - To ensure all students, regardless of race, ethnicity or economic background, get equal access to the best teachers, Kentucky plans to enhance mentoring for new teachers. Massachusetts will seek to raise standards for teacher education programs, and Rhode Island and Nevada are looking at financial incentives to attract and retain teachers.

The four are...

September-10-2015

Logan Spanish instructor wins W.Va. Teacher of the Year award
Staff reports, The Charleston Gazette-Mail

A Logan County Spanish teacher was named 2016 West Virginia Teacher of the Year during a ceremony and dinner Wednesday night in Charleston.

Andrea Santos, who teaches at Logan High School, was selected by a committee appointed by state Superintendent of Schools Michael Martirano, according to a release issued by the state Department of Education.

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September-09-2015

State Board adopts Fayette school plan, SBA is next
By Alex Wiederspiel , MetroNews

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The State Board of Education voted 6-3 in favor of adopting the Fayette County consolidation plan proposed by Superintendent Terry George, which would eliminate merge four high schools into one in the Oak Hill area.

During a meeting in Fayetteville last night, many expressed support for the school plan, but there was an outcry from Meadow Bridge...

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