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January-21-2014

By Mackenzie Mays
The Charleston Gazette

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Kanawha County students have missed six days because of the recent water contamination crisis. That left school officials one makeup day left before they would be forced to cut into the 180 days of required instructional time for students.

With several inches of snow forecast for Tuesday, local education leaders used that one remaining makeup day, making concerns about students' extended time out of class even...

January-21-2014

By Tricia Lynn Strader, journal-news.net
The Journal (Martinsburg) 

BERKELEY SPRINGS - Three members of Morgan County Citizens Against the Levy group recently filed suit in Circuit Court of Morgan County against the Morgan County Board of Education.

Dorothea Jeannie Ford, Frieda Ickes and Kent "Brooks" McCumbee opposed the continuation of a special or excess levy in 2013, which was defeated May 11. The Morgan County Board of Education will present a new special levy...

January-17-2014

By Beth Christian Broschart - Staff Writer, The Inter-Mountain

ELKINS - Parents, students and staff will have the opportunity to offer input into setting the 2014-2015 Randolph County school calendar during a pair of public meetings.

Terry George, the Randolph County superintendent of schools, said the county Board of Education is looking for community input to help develop the calendar within the requirements set by Senate Bill 359, passed into law last spring.

"The...

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...

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