December 2014

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December 16, 2014

By Mike Hricik  
The Charleston Gazette  
WINFIELD — Putnam County secondary math teachers don’t like the structure of certain Common Core courses. And, they feel that their students aren’t getting the course material either.

Putnam County Board of Education members unanimously approved seeking a waiver from the state from Common Core “integrated” math curricula on Monday night.

If approved by the West Virginia Department of Education, the waiver would allow...

December 18, 2014

By Eric Eyre 
The Charleston Gazette

West Virginia Schools Superintendent Michael Martirano’s first major administrative hire lasted four days on the job, after Department of Education officials learned that the office’s new executive director is being investigated for allegedly misusing state funds at a similar post in Virginia.

On Dec. 4, Tammy McGraw was fired from her job as executive director of the West Virginia department’s instructional technology division. Just...

December 19, 2014

By Kristi Murphy 
The Herald-Dispatch

HUNTINGTON - The Cabell County Board of Education voted Tuesday to endorse a petition to Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin that supports increasing salaries for teachers and support personnel.

Teacher Denis Chapman asked the board to endorse the West Virginia Education Association's efforts to lobby lawmakers for a multi-year salary increase, citing Cabell County's proximity to other states where teachers are paid more.

"They can go to...