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February-06-2015

State Ed. officials say they’re not in the charter schools loop
By Samuel Speciale, Charleston Daily Mail

Debate over a bill that would authorize county school boards to form charter schools in West Virginia became heated Thursday when Department of Education officials were asked to explain their involvement in the drafting process, or the lack thereof.

State Sen. John Unger, D-Berkeley, invited department officials and state Board of Education President...

February-05-2015

Sarah Logan: An effective alternative teacher certification

A native West Virginian, I graduated in 2008 with a bachelor’s degree in economics.

After some soul-searching and long conversations with my mother, a teacher, I decided a career in teaching would be interesting and rewarding.

My research led me to Teach for America. My heart leapt at the idea of moving to an “exotic” place, earning my teaching certification, and serving underprivileged children...

February-05-2015

Capital principal faces charge after failing to report alleged sexual assault
By Samuel Speciale, Education reporter; Charleston Daily Mail

Clinton Giles Capital High School Principal Clinton Giles was suspended Tuesday following charges that he neglected to report an alleged sexual assault that occurred at his school last month.

Giles was charged with a misdemeanor Tuesday morning for not reporting the Jan. 26 assault of a 15-year-old female student,...

February-04-2015

Senate committee passes prevailing wage law on partisan vote
By Phil Kabler, The Charleston Gazette

Legislation to repeal the state’s prevailing wage law (SB361) passed the Senate Government Organization Committee Tuesday evening on a partisan 8-5 vote, although the committee chairman said he believes there is still time to work on a compromise short of an outright repeal of the law.

“There’s going to be some work done to be able to get the negotiations...

February-04-2015

Bill proposed by Legislature could complicate American history teaching
By Alex Wiederspiel, WDTV

A bill that was sent to the Education Committee in the House of Delegates last month hopes to improve student's understanding of American history, but does the new bill go to far in trying to accomplish this?

Under H.B. 2107, students wouldn't be able to graduate from high school without three semesters of American history, and they can't take any classes...

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