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January-29-2014

By Mackenzie Mays
The Charleston Gazette

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Former West Virginia Governor Bob Wise and state education officials met Tuesday to discuss the future of the Promise scholarship, which has gradually been hit with budget cuts since it was introduced more than a decade ago.

The Promise -- a state-funded merit-based scholarship which helps pay four-year tuition for students attending West Virginia colleges -- once meant a free ride for recipients. Now, the...

January-28-2014

By Jenni Vincent 
journal-news.net

SPRING MILLS - U.S. Rep. Shelley Moore Capito wore more than one hat at Monday's anti-bullying and cyberbullying forum, an opportunity for Eastern Panhandle educators to collectively discuss these problems.

A concerned mother of three adult children, Capito said she's already worried about her young grandchildren and what awaits them as they grow older.

Capito, who organized the afternoon meeting held at Spring Mills High School...

January-28-2014

By Phil Kabler
The Charleston Gazette

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Cuts in the business franchise and corporate net income tax and the elimination of the sales tax on food have reduced state tax collections in the current budget year by about $360 million, Revenue Secretary Bob Kiss told the Senate Finance Committee on Monday.

"If none of these tax cuts had passed, the state would be seeing significantly higher revenue," said Kiss, who said the goal is that the tax cuts will...

January-27-2014

By Sarah Harmon, Staff Writer
The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register 
 

MOUNDSVILLE - Woody Yoder, curriculum director of Marshall County Schools, believes the key to helping children struggling to learn is a teacher's comprehensive knowledge of the unique qualities of his or her students.

According to Yoder, the county's implementation of the Support for Personalized Learning program has given teachers the tools to keep track of students who have difficulty...

January-27-2014

By Douglas Imbrogno
The Sunday Gazette-Mail

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Textbooks were famously a line in the sand in culture wars that shook Kanawha County in the early 1970s. Trey Kay documented "The Great Textbook War," the title of his award-winning public radio documentary about the subject, which was honored with the Peabody, Murrow and duPont awards.

Textbooks remain a flashpoint for all kinds of cultural and social issues and Kay is back with a new radio documentary, "...

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