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April-15-2015

Jail for 9 of 10 ex-educators in Atlanta test-cheating case
By KATE BRUMBACK, Associated Press

ATLANTA (AP) - All but one of 10 former Atlanta public school educators convicted in a widespread conspiracy to inflate student scores on standardized tests were sentenced to jail time Tuesday, and the judge called the cheating scandal "the sickest thing that's ever happened in this town."

Fulton County Superior Court Judge Jerry Baxter had delayed sentencing by...

April-15-2015

Teacher retirements, enrollment drop affect Kanawha schools budget
By Ryan Quinn, Staff writer, Charleston Gazette  

Tye Ward, Charleston Gazette

The lowest student enrollment in at least two decades and the continuing retirement of experienced teachers will drop state funding for Kanawha County’s next school year by more than $3.4 million.

Next month, the Kanawha school board is expected to approve a $236.1 million 2015-16 school year general...

April-15-2015

Teacher retirements, enrollment drop affect Kanawha schools budget
By Ryan Quinn, The Charleston Gazette

The lowest student enrollment in at least two decades and the continuing retirement of experienced teachers will drop state funding for Kanawha County’s...

April-14-2015

W.Va.’s drop in ALEC report cited in tax reform push
By Phil Kabler, The Charleston Gazette

Launching the inaugural meeting of a new legislative interim committee on tax reform Monday, Senate President Bill Cole, R-Mercer, cited the American Legislative...

April-13-2015

Amended science standards called ‘progress,’ but criticism remains
By Ryan Quinn, The Charleston Gazette

Some groups that denounced now-rejected changes to West Virginia’s upcoming K-12 science standards regarding global warming are disappointed in new modifications but view them as less harmful than the previous version.

“It still represents progress, as far as we’re concerned,” said Glenn Branch, deputy director of the National Center for Science...

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