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September-02-2014

By Mackenzie Mays 
The Charleston Gazette

Colleges across West Virginia are firing employees, eliminating and merging positions and making other cutbacks to compensate for a reduction of more than $42 million in state funding for higher education over the past two years.

At West Virginia University, about 13 employees have been fired as part of a Reduction in Force for this budget year, and more than 100 positions have been left vacant, according to WVU spokesman John...

August-29-2014

By Mackenzie Mays 
The Charleston Gazette...

August-26-2014

By Mackenzie Mays  
The Charleston Gazette  

Middle school and high school students should not be expected in class any earlier than 8:30 a.m. in order to avoid mental and physical health problems, according to a national report released Monday.

About 43 percent of public high schools across the country, however, start class before 8 a.m., according to the U.S. Department of Education — including most schools in West Virginia.

Most high schools in Kanawha County...

August-22-2014

By Mackenzie Mays 
Staff Writer

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August-21-2014

By The Associated Press

CHARLESTON — The average score of West Virginia students taking the ACT college entrance exam remained the same for the fourth straight year.

The state Department of Education says overall test scores in West Virginia this year averaged 20.6.

Students showed a slight improvement in reading scores at 21.4. Scores were unchanged in science at 20.6 and math at 19.5, while English scores dipped slightly to 20.4.

Nearly 11,200 high school...

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