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May-20-2014

By Rachael Cardin 
WOAY

BECKLEY - A high school teacher in Raleigh County has been recognized as one of the top educators in the state.

John Quesenberry is a History and Social Studies teacher at Woodrow Wilson High School in Beckley. He is also the most recent recipient of the West Virginia History Teacher of the Year Award. Quesenberry was awarded by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History after being nominated by a student. Quesenberry said he loves his job...

May-19-2014

By Linda Harris, Legal Reporter 
The State Journal

 

Attorneys for the state Board of Education have asked Kanawha County Circuit Judge James C. Stucky to dismiss a breech of contract complaint filed by former Superintendent of Schools Jorea Marple.

Marple, terminated in November 2012, claims she was unlawfully fired and that members of the Board of Education had secretly plotted to oust her. Her suit, which she recently refiled, names former board president Wade...

May-19-2014

By The Review (East Liverpool, Ohio)

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The Review reporter Stephen Huba has received a 2014 West Virginia Education Association Golden Apple Award for his coverage of schools in Hancock County.

Melanie Donofe, president of the Hancock County Education Association, recently presented the award to Huba.

"Mr. Huba comes to school board meetings and reports on the happenings there very thoroughly," Donofe said. "If he is not able to attend, he will call...

May-16-2014

By Justin Jackson 
The DPost.com

MORGANTOWN — High school sports summer workouts will continue to be contained in their current three-week format for the foreseeable future.

The West Virginia State Board of Education tabled a proposal May 14 that would have allowed workouts to be open for the entire summer, except for the July 4 holiday week.

“That particular proposal was stricken and removed,” state Deputy Superintendent Charles Heinlein said. “It is a dead issue...

May-15-2014

By Mackenzie Mays
The Charleston Gazette

The state’s teachers unions are up in arms over a teacher evaluation policy proposed by the West Virginia Department of Education that they say throws away years of teachers’ input on the system and unfairly holds some teachers more responsible for student test scores than others.

Beginning next school year, due partly to the state’s detachment from No Child Left Behind, math and reading teachers who teach grade levels that take...

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