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April-24-2015

Forecaster says 2016 governor's race 'leans Republican'
By Shauna Johnson, WV MetroNews

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – More than a year ahead of West Virginia’s primary election, a political prognosticator from the University of Virginia is classifying the 2016 race for governor as “leans Republican.”

The status was “toss-up” last week before U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) declined to enter the race.

Kyle Kondik, managing editor for Larry Sabato’s Crystal...

April-23-2015

Social studies important part of education
The following is a letter to the editor published in the Charleston Gazette from former WVBE member Pricilla Haden.

Editor:

The West Virginia State Board of Education recently approved a plan to eliminate Social Studies standardized testing in all grades.

I do recognize the need for less testing. However, the West Virginia Golden Horseshoe test that is exempt from the ban on testing could be given...

April-23-2015

Wetzel Board Interviews A Superintendent Candidate
By Amy Witschey - Editor  Wetzel Chronicle

The Wetzel County Board of Education did not make a motion for or against hiring a woman they interviewed for the superintendent's position that evening.

The board held a 15-minute executive session after an approximately one hour open interview of Tammy Ignacio....

April-23-2015

WV Schools for the Deaf and Blind superintendent to retire
By Marla Pisciotta, For The State Journal

Lynn Boyer, superintendent of the West Virginia Schools for the Deaf and the Blind since July 2011, told the school's Board of Advisers April 21 she would be retiring June 30.

“I offer my thanks to you and the West Virginia Board of Education for the extraordinary opportunity to lead this campus through four years of change and innovation," Boyer wrote in...

April-22-2015

School system computer network hacked by Ohio County student
By Jeff Jenkins in News | WV MetroNews

WHEELING, W.Va. — A Wheeling area high school student was recently able to invade the public education computer network and slow things down including standardized testing that was happening in some counties at the time.

West Virginia Department of Education Chief Technology Officer Sterling Beane said it happened last week when the student used an off-...

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