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May-19-2014

By Linda Harris, Legal Reporter 
The State Journal

 

Attorneys for the state Board of Education have asked Kanawha County Circuit Judge James C. Stucky to dismiss a breech of contract complaint filed by former Superintendent of Schools Jorea Marple.

Marple, terminated in November 2012, claims she was unlawfully fired and that members of the Board of Education had secretly plotted to oust her. Her suit, which she recently refiled, names former board president Wade...

May-16-2014

By Justin Jackson 
The DPost.com

MORGANTOWN — High school sports summer workouts will continue to be contained in their current three-week format for the foreseeable future.

The West Virginia State Board of Education tabled a proposal May 14 that would have allowed workouts to be open for the entire summer, except for the July 4 holiday week.

“That particular proposal was stricken and removed,” state Deputy Superintendent Charles Heinlein said. “It is a dead issue...

May-15-2014

By Mackenzie Mays
The Charleston Gazette

The state’s teachers unions are up in arms over a teacher evaluation policy proposed by the West Virginia Department of Education that they say throws away years of teachers’ input on the system and unfairly holds some teachers more responsible for student test scores than others.

Beginning next school year, due partly to the state’s detachment from No Child Left Behind, math and reading teachers who teach grade levels that take...

May-14-2014

By Mackenzie Mays 
The Charleston Gazette

Several Kanawha County school board candidates are promising to fight against the state’s implementation of Common Core Standards if they are elected, but it’s not that easy.

Nearly every state in the country has adopted the standards, which pledge to focus on more meaningful, real-world applications to prepare students for college and a career.

Indiana is the only state to totally opt out, with critics fearing a national...

May-14-2014

By MetroNews Staff

It took three attempts, but voters in Wayne County have approved an $18 million school construction bond — a key component in a larger $42 million package.

That package includes construction of a new Ceredo-Kenova Elementary School and a new Crum Elementary School and will also pay for additions and renovations at Wayne High School.

The unofficial vote totals in Wayne County in Tuesday’s primary election were 4,192 votes for the bond and 3,265 against...

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