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September-04-2014

by Marla Pisciotta  
For The State Journal

Child care workers at the West Virginia Schools for the Deaf and the Blind have been speaking out for months against the administration's decision to re-align their jobs.

They have picketed, traveled to Charleston to speak with the state Board of Education and the governor, and consulted numerous legislators.

Their efforts seem to have paid off.

A meeting was called at 4 p.m. Tuesday in a continuing effort to try...

September-04-2014

By Mackenzie Mays 
The Charleston Gazette

In a court hearing Wednesday, counsel representing the West Virginia Board of Education asked that all charges filed by former state schools superintendent Jorea Marple regarding her termination be dismissed. Attorneys representing Marple — whose abrupt firing in November 2012 shocked the state — are fighting for a full airing of issues in court and the opportunity to cross examine members of the school board, which is led by Gayle...

September-02-2014

By Mackenzie Mays 
The Charleston Gazette

Colleges across West Virginia are firing employees, eliminating and merging positions and making other cutbacks to compensate for a reduction of more than $42 million in state funding for higher education over the past two years.

At West Virginia University, about 13 employees have been fired as part of a Reduction in Force for this budget year, and more than 100 positions have been left vacant, according to WVU spokesman John...

August-29-2014

By Mackenzie Mays 
The Charleston Gazette...

August-26-2014

By Mackenzie Mays  
The Charleston Gazette  

Middle school and high school students should not be expected in class any earlier than 8:30 a.m. in order to avoid mental and physical health problems, according to a national report released Monday.

About 43 percent of public high schools across the country, however, start class before 8 a.m., according to the U.S. Department of Education — including most schools in West Virginia.

Most high schools in Kanawha County...

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