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October-08-2014

By Mackenzie Mays

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — SAT scores in West Virginia are better than last year, but not as many students are actually taking the test.

While students scored higher across the board in 2014 than students the year prior — with the state average better than the national average in all subjects — the number of test-takers decreased by 7 percent over the past year, according to the state Department of Education.

About 2,160 public school students took the SAT...

October-08-2014

The Associated Press

The West Virginia Department of Education is honoring schools, educators and other employees at an awards ceremony.

The 2014 West Virginia Teacher of the Year will be announced Wednesday night at the Charleston Marriott Town Center.

The event also will honor Schools of Excellence and the educator and school service personnel employee of the year.

October-06-2014

By Jessica Farrish  
The Register-Herald  

As the state celebrates International World Teacher’s Day Sunday, West Virginia teachers will be earning lower salaries than every other state except Mississippi and North Carolina, according an in-depth study recently conducted by WalletHub, a leading personal finance social network.

Teachers in the mountain state also rank 34th in average starting salaries, 45th in teachers’ wage disparity, 43rd in the average number of hours...

October-02-2014

The Charleston Gazette

This state’s gulf between the privileged elite and average families is becoming more painful, according to the annual “State of Working West Virginia” report from the Center on Budget and Policy.

Between 1979 and 2011, it said, the top 1 percent of West Virginians gained 71 percent more income, while the other 99 percent lost 3 percent. The rich got much richer, but everyone else slipped downward a bit.

“Inequality continues to grow,” researcher...

October-01-2014

By Jeff Jenkins  
WV MetroNews  

The state Board of Education will receive 16 recommendations next week from a new commission that could change the way education is delivered in the Mountain State.

The Commission on School District Governance and Administration will recommend 55 county school districts focus more on student achievement and allow a redesigned regional education system take care of the many administrative duties school systems have.

“You’re moving...

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