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January-17-2014

By Jeff Schrock, Randolph, Tucker & Upshur County Reporter/Anchor
WBOY-TV

A Tucker County teacher has been selected as a "Solar System Ambassador Master Teacher" by NASA.

Eileen Poling is a teacher at Tucker Valley Elementary and is excited to take on the title.

Poling will serve for two years furthering NASA goals in providing quality professional development for teachers and creating learning opportunities to inspire students.

The Solar System...

January-17-2014

By Mackenzie Mays
The Charleston Gazette

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- In some ways, Kanawha County students are better off than those in other counties forced to close schools due to last week's chemical spill, county officials say.

This was the first year the calendar ended the semester and wrapped up finals before students left for Christmas break, allowing students a fresh start and less catch-up, school board members said at a meeting Thursday.

Although opponents spoke...

January-15-2014

By Pamela Pritt, Register-Herald Reporter

CHARLESTON — Because teachers can see what their students need and how instruction should be delivered, one area board of education member says Innovation School District Zones will help students achieve more in the classroom.

Innovation Zones — school districts “seeking near autonomy” — involves how the district spends its money and how teachers use classroom resources, said Greg Prudich, vice-president of the West Virginia School...

January-15-2014

By Sarah Harmon, Staff Writer
The Intelligencer/Wheeling News-Register

The Marshall County Board of Education expects to begin asbestos testing for John Marshall High School next week in preparation for the building's renovation work.

The board Tuesday unanimously approved hiring Pinnacle Environmental Consultants Inc. of Hurricane, W.Va. for $30,790 to perform the tests. According to Superintendent Michael Hince, the board is required to have asbestos testing for older...

January-15-2014

By Michael Erb, Parkersburg News and Sentinel

PARKERSBURG - The Wood County Board of Education has asked for a cost estimate on the upcoming search for a new superintendent.

West Virginia School Board Association Executive Director Howard O'Cull presented the school board with an overview of the process Monday night, leading the board through a 64-page document which gave examples of how other school systems had conducted similar searches.

O'Cull said the association...

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