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Dr. Elaine Heffner: Control or educate?
The Mineral Daily News-Tribune

A question that surfaces in discussions about education and one also raised by parents is how to deal with children who are difficult to manage or control. Parents may speak of children “not listening” or who are given to temper outbursts. Teachers also speak of children who are inattentive, provocative and confrontational.

Too often, such children are pegged as having attention...


Rep. McKinley desires more local control in education
By Alex Wiederspiel, MetroNews

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. House of Representatives narrowly passed a bill by a 218-213 vote last Wednesday that reauthorizes No Child Left Behind, but could threaten the standards known as Common Core.

This is the first reauthorization of No Child Left Behind since 2007.

Republican David McKinley (WV-1) was one of the 218 members of the House to vote for that...


Proposed teacher insurance plan a ‘union-buster’ and out of touch
By Samuel Speciale, The Charleston Daily Mail

A request that the West Virginia Board of Education consider backing a state-funded teacher liability insurance plan, while termed a measure of good will by one school board member, has labor union officials once again saying lawmakers are out of touch with educators.

Proposed last week by school board member Wade Linger, the plan would extend...


W.Va. Schools Ponder Math Classes
By JOSELYN KING Staff Writer , The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register

WHEELING - Educators across West Virginia are adding up whether new standards for high school mathematics under Common Core are effective, or if a new sequence for the curriculum is needed in the equation.

Currently high schools offer Math 1, 2 and 3 classes that integrate the concepts previously taught in algebra, geometry and trigonometry classes...


New state BOE president says school doors are not limits for learning
By MetroNews Staff

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Students no longer have to physically be in school to learn and Mike Green, the new president of the West Virginia Board of Education, said school systems must continually adapt to the new education reality, now 24/7, to improve student achievement.

“Our children have the ability, because of what we have in technology — because they have iPads and...