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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...

August-22-2014

By Mackenzie Mays 
Staff Writer

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August-21-2014

(News Release as appeared on WVVA.com)

PRINCETON, WV - (News Release)  Mercer County Schools' is elated to announce that Ms. A. Gail Shrewsbury, Instructional Aide at Spanishburg Elementary School, was recently named the 2014 Service Personnel Employee of the Year. She will be recognized at the September meeting of the West Virginia Board of Education. She is now entering her 15th year at Spanishburg Elementary, and she has been an employee of Mercer County Schools for 33 years. In...

August-21-2014

By The Associated Press

CHARLESTON — The average score of West Virginia students taking the ACT college entrance exam remained the same for the fourth straight year.

The state Department of Education says overall test scores in West Virginia this year averaged 20.6.

Students showed a slight improvement in reading scores at 21.4. Scores were unchanged in science at 20.6 and math at 19.5, while English scores dipped slightly to 20.4.

Nearly 11,200 high school...

August-20-2014

By Lloyd Jackson 
For The Charleston Gazette

The article of July 22 “West Virginia ranked low for preschool access,” relies on rankings by the Kids Count Data Center that fail to recognize all the facts about early childhood education in West Virginia. It is incredibly unfair to all those hard-working people who built our pre-K program to cite rankings in a way that implies their work has been anything less than a huge success. We owe it to them to convey the whole story and...

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