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June-04-2014

By Jessica Farrish 
Register-Herald Reporter

BECKLEY — Raleigh County Board of Education member Sally Susman announced her resignation Tuesday in a letter that was to be e-mailed to BOE President Rick Snuffer, according to her son, Tom Susman.

In a copy of the letter given to The Register-Herald, Susman wrote, “I have been honored to serve on the Raleigh County Board of Education.

“However, as a result of health reasons, I am resigning from the Raleigh County Board...

June-03-2014

By Mackenzie Mays 
The Charleston Gazette

Every middle and high school student in Kanawha County will have access to an iPad starting this fall.

The Kanawha County Board of Education approved the school system’s Learning 20/20 plan on Monday, which will provide a slew of Apple products to students, teachers and principals across the county during the 2014/15 school year, in addition to extensive professional development for teachers on how to use the technology to enhance...

June-03-2014

By Mackenzie Mays 
Staff Writer

Students at the West Virginia Schools for the Deaf and Blind left class in protest on Monday to fight a new policy that requires on-campus caretakers to obtain degrees, and could ultimately push out school employees who have worked closely with the students for years.

In March, the state Board of Education approved a plan that will require the school’s 35 “dorm parents” – caretakers who provide basic assistance for deaf and blind students...

May-30-2014

By Brandi Underwood 
Register-Herald Reporter

FAYETTEVILLE — Fayette County Schools Superintendent Keith Butcher announced Thursday that he would be leaving that position to take on the same role for Nicholas County Schools, beginning July 1.

“I have always lived in Nicholas County,” Butcher told The Register-Herald. “I have family roots there; that’s where I worked as a teacher and a principal, so when the superintendent’s position came open this time, I decided that I...

May-30-2014

By Amelia Courts 
(For The Charleston Gazette)

When Gallop released its annual poll of parent satisfaction with public education last fall, they titled the report “A Nation Confused.” Perhaps much of the confusion stems from what is commonly known as the “Lake Wobegon effect” seen in the survey results themselves. While most of those surveyed give the nation’s public schools a “C” for quality, they invariably gave their own local schools an “A” or “B.”

Lake Wobegon is a...

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