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The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register
Solving Teacher Shortage ProblemNearly 600 teaching positions in public schools are held by educators not fully
Solving Teacher Shortage Problem
The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register / Posted an hour ago
Nearly 600 teaching positions in public schools are held by educators not fully certified for their specialties, state school Superintendent Michael Martirano reported this month. Of that number, 231 are special education teachers. There are various... Read more
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Weirton Daily Times
Brooke schools launches new interactive websiteIn October the Brooke County Board of Education approved a $13,295 contract wit
Brooke schools launches new interactive website
Weirton Daily Times / Posted 3 days ago
In October the Brooke County Board of Education approved a $13,295 contract with Blackboard of Cohasset, Mass. to update the school district's website and provide training to staff in using it and maintenance and technical support. Shute... Read more
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Mineral Daily News-Tribune
Mineral County files letter of intent to pursue alternative teacher certification CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Twenty-five districts throughout West Virginia - includin
Mineral County files letter of intent to pursue alternative teacher certification
Mineral Daily News-Tribune / Posted 4 days ago
CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Twenty-five districts throughout West Virginia - including Mineral County - have filed letters of intent indicating their plan to submit an... Read more
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Parkersburg News and Sentinel
EducationBut the Department of has had to get creative. Last year, it put in place "a p
Education
Parkersburg News and Sentinel / Posted 5 days ago
But the Department of has had to get creative. Last year, it put in place "a process for counties to develop a rigorous alternative program for teacher certification in partnership with the education department itself," that might fill some... Read more
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The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register
Need for School Reform Is Clear Need Is ClearOn a variety of measures of academic performance, ranging from test scores to g
Need for School Reform Is Clear Need Is Clear
The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register / Posted 6 days ago
On a variety of measures of academic performance, ranging from test scores to graduation rates, the state's school system has not been even adequate for many years. Note we referred to the system. Many teachers and administrators do excellent work.... Read more
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The Marietta Times
West Virginia counties to submit teacher certification plansCHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — State education officials say 25 counties plan to subm
West Virginia counties to submit teacher certification plans
The Marietta Times / Posted 7 days ago
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — State education officials say 25 counties plan to submit proposals this month for certifying teachers who don't have a formal education background. Approved by lawmakers last year, it allows for the alternative certification... Read more
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The Charleston State Journal
WV lawmakers hear public input on Common Core standardsJudging by testimony this week before the West Virginia House of Delegates, lot
WV lawmakers hear public input on Common Core standards
The Charleston State Journal / Posted 7 days ago
Judging by testimony this week before the West Virginia House of Delegates, lots of parents hate so-called “Common Core” education standards, school officials and administrators want parents to trust what they’re doing, and teachers are caught in the... Read more
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The Inter-Mountain
West Virginia counties to submit teacher certification plansCHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — State education officials say 25 counties plan to subm
West Virginia counties to submit teacher certification plans
The Inter-Mountain / Posted 7 days ago
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — State education officials say 25 counties plan to submit proposals this month for certifying teachers who don't have a formal education background. Approved by lawmakers last year, it allows for the alternative certification... Read more
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WOWK-TV West Virginia
West Virginia counties to submit teacher certification plansCHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - State education officials say 25 counties plan to subm
West Virginia counties to submit teacher certification plans
WOWK-TV West Virginia / Posted 7 days ago
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - State education officials say 25 counties plan to submit proposals this month for certifying teachers who don't have a formal education background. Approved by lawmakers last year, it allows for the alternative certification... Read more
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WTRF Wheeling
West Virginia counties to submit teacher certification plansCHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - State education officials say 25 counties plan to subm
West Virginia counties to submit teacher certification plans
WTRF Wheeling / Posted 7 days ago
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - State education officials say 25 counties plan to submit proposals this month for certifying teachers who don't have a formal education background. Approved by lawmakers last year, it allows for the alternative certification... Read more
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WVVA Bluefield
West Virginia counties to submit teacher certification plansCHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - State education officials say 25 counties plan to subm
West Virginia counties to submit teacher certification plans
WVVA Bluefield / Posted 7 days ago
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - State education officials say 25 counties plan to submit proposals this month for certifying teachers who don't have a formal education background. Approved by lawmakers last year, it allows for the alternative certification... Read more
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The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register
Board, Administrators Haggle Over Test ScoresWHEELING - If you listen to Ohio County Schools administrators, the district pe
Board, Administrators Haggle Over Test Scores
The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register / Posted 17 days ago
WHEELING - If you listen to Ohio County Schools administrators, the district performed exceptionally well on the 2014-15 West Virginia General Summative Assessment, as it finished first in the state in the percentage of students proficient in... Read more
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The Martinsburg Journal
Spring Mills student selected for elite U.S. Senate programSPRING MILLS-Adrien Inman, a senior at Spring Mills High School, is one of two
Spring Mills student selected for elite U.S. Senate program
The Martinsburg Journal / Posted 17 days ago
SPRING MILLS-Adrien Inman, a senior at Spring Mills High School, is one of two West Virginia students selected as a delegate to the 54th annual United States Senate Youth Program. Inman, 18, will represent West Virginia at the program's annual... Read more
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The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register
Board, Administrators Haggle Over Test ScoresBut if you listen to some members of the Ohio County Board of Education, finish
Board, Administrators Haggle Over Test Scores
The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register / Posted 18 days ago
But if you listen to some members of the Ohio County Board of Education, finishing in the top two statewide in both subjects really is nothing to brag about. Board member Tim Birch offered this opinion of education in West Virginia during the... Read more
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The Charleston State Journal
WV 1 of 5 states leading nation in developing literacy skillsIn 2013, West Virginia fourth graders were ranked 46th in the nation when it ca
WV 1 of 5 states leading nation in developing literacy skills
The Charleston State Journal / Posted 20 days ago
In 2013, West Virginia fourth graders were ranked 46th in the nation when it came to literacy. “The same test results were just released and we went from 46th to 40th,” said Clayton Burch, chief academic officer with the West Virginia Department of... Read more
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The Charleston State Journal
WV Schools for Deaf, Blind consolidating elementary, secondary school for deafFloors are being repaired, rooms have been painted and walls are being re-confi
WV Schools for Deaf, Blind consolidating elementary, secondary school for deaf
The Charleston State Journal / Posted 22 days ago
Floors are being repaired, rooms have been painted and walls are being re-configured to consolidate the West Virginia elementary and secondary school for the deaf. “After holding many meetings with key school stakeholders and the administrators to... Read more
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Parkersburg News and Sentinel
Budget concerns to loom in W.Va.Several hints about action lawmakers may take on the matter were dropped last w
Budget concerns to loom in W.Va.
Parkersburg News and Sentinel / Posted 26 days ago
Several hints about action lawmakers may take on the matter were dropped last week, during the annual Legislative Lookahead event sponsored by The Associated Press in Charleston. It brings state policymakers together with newspaper people. Through... Read more
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Parkersburg News and Sentinel
W.Va. lawmakers busy at CapitolAmong the legislation are bills protecting religious freedom and the hot button
W.Va. lawmakers busy at Capitol
Parkersburg News and Sentinel / Posted 27 days ago
Among the legislation are bills protecting religious freedom and the hot button topics of not requiring workers to have to join labor unions - Right to Work - and dealing with prevailing wage issues. When the legislative session opened on Wednesday,... Read more
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The Marietta Times
Logan High instructor honored as W.Va. teacher of yearCHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A Logan High School Spanish teacher has been given $5,
Logan High instructor honored as W.Va. teacher of year
The Marietta Times / Posted 28 days ago
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A Logan High School Spanish teacher has been given $5,000 and the use of a new car for one year for being named the West Virginia Teacher of the Year. Santos was honored at a ceremony Friday in Charleston alongside Gov. Earl... Read more
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The Inter-Mountain
Logan High instructor honored as W.Va. teacher of yearCHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A Logan High School Spanish teacher has been given $5,
Logan High instructor honored as W.Va. teacher of year
The Inter-Mountain / Posted 28 days ago
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A Logan High School Spanish teacher has been given $5,000 and the use of a new car for one year for being named the West Virginia Teacher of the Year. Santos was honored at a ceremony Friday in Charleston alongside Gov. Earl... Read more
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Parkersburg News and Sentinel
Logan High instructor honored as W.Va. teacher of yearCHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A Logan High School Spanish teacher has been given $5,
Logan High instructor honored as W.Va. teacher of year
Parkersburg News and Sentinel / Posted 28 days ago
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A Logan High School Spanish teacher has been given $5,000 and the use of a new car for one year for being named the West Virginia Teacher of the Year. Santos was honored at a ceremony Friday in Charleston alongside Gov. Earl... Read more
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WOWK-TV West Virginia
Logan High instructor honored as W.Va. teacher of yearCHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - A Logan High School Spanish teacher has been given $5,
Logan High instructor honored as W.Va. teacher of year
WOWK-TV West Virginia / Posted 28 days ago
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - A Logan High School Spanish teacher has been given $5,000 and the use of a new car for one year for being named the West Virginia Teacher of the Year. Santos was honored at a ceremony Friday in Charleston alongside Gov. Earl... Read more
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WTRF Wheeling
Logan High instructor honored as W.Va. teacher of yearCHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - A Logan High School Spanish teacher has been given $5,
Logan High instructor honored as W.Va. teacher of year
WTRF Wheeling / Posted 28 days ago
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - A Logan High School Spanish teacher has been given $5,000 and the use of a new car for one year for being named the West Virginia Teacher of the Year. Santos was honored at a ceremony Friday in Charleston alongside Gov. Earl... Read more
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Weirton Daily Times
Local legislators plan for sessionThe 2016 annual session for West Virginia's part-time Legislature opens on Wedn
Local legislators plan for session
Weirton Daily Times / Posted a month ago
The 2016 annual session for West Virginia's part-time Legislature opens on Wednesday and continues through March 12. Republicans currently hold the majority in the Senate and the House of Delegates. Delegate Pat McGeehan, R-Hancock, said his biggest... Read more
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The East Liverpool Review
Delegates: W.Va. budget No. 1 concern of sessionThe 2016 annual session for West Virginia's part-time legislature opens on Wedn
Delegates: W.Va. budget No. 1 concern of session
The East Liverpool Review / Posted 1 months ago
The 2016 annual session for West Virginia's part-time legislature opens on Wednesday and continues through March 12. Republicans currently hold the majority in the Senate and the House of Delegates. District 1 Delegate Pat McGeehan, R-Hancock, said... Read more
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The Charleston State Journal
Budget shortfall, education, forced pooling and broadband are expected to occupy WV Legislature(For the W.Va. Press Association) West Virginia budget shortfall, education, f
Budget shortfall, education, forced pooling and broadband are expected to occupy WV Legislature
The Charleston State Journal / Posted 1 months ago
(For the W.Va. Press Association) West Virginia budget shortfall, education, forced pooling and broadband expansion are among the topics expected to occupy the legislative session that begins Wednesday, Jan. 13. The state Department of Revenue... Read more
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The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register
West Virginia Lawmakers, Teachers at Odds Over Common CoreSOUTH CHARLESTON - As the West Virginia Legislature prepares to open its annual
West Virginia Lawmakers, Teachers at Odds Over Common Core
The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register / Posted 1 months ago
SOUTH CHARLESTON - As the West Virginia Legislature prepares to open its annual session next week, state Schools Superintendent Michael Martirano has a simple message for lawmakers: put the issue of lawmaker-driven education reform aside and let... Read more
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The Marietta Times
Panels paint tough W.Va outlook in AP Legislative LookaheadSOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Lawmakers and experts painted a tough budget and
Panels paint tough W.Va outlook in AP Legislative Lookahead
The Marietta Times / Posted 1 months ago
SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Lawmakers and experts painted a tough budget and economic picture Friday for West Virginia before the upcoming legislative session, stressing the need for basic infrastructure improvements, from roads to broadband... Read more
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Weirton Daily Times
Panels paint tough outlook in AP Legislative LookaheadDuring the West Virginia Associated Press Legislative Lookahead on Friday, pane
Panels paint tough outlook in AP Legislative Lookahead
Weirton Daily Times / Posted 1 months ago
During the West Virginia Associated Press Legislative Lookahead on Friday, panelists discussed various topics as the state stares down a $353 million budget shortfall fueled by fizzling revenues from coal and natural gas production. "I think we're... Read more
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The Inter-Mountain
Panels paint tough W.Va outlook in AP Legislative LookaheadSOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Lawmakers and experts painted a tough budget and
Panels paint tough W.Va outlook in AP Legislative Lookahead
The Inter-Mountain / Posted 1 months ago
SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Lawmakers and experts painted a tough budget and economic picture Friday for West Virginia before the upcoming legislative session, stressing the need for basic infrastructure improvements, from roads to broadband... Read more
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The Inter-Mountain
Panels paint tough WVa outlook in AP Legislative LookaheadSOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Lawmakers and experts painted a tough budget and
Panels paint tough WVa outlook in AP Legislative Lookahead
The Inter-Mountain / Posted 1 months ago
SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Lawmakers and experts painted a tough budget and economic picture for West Virginia before the upcoming legislative session. During the West Virginia Associated Press Legislative Lookahead Friday, panelists said... Read more
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Parkersburg News and Sentinel
Panels paint tough W.Va outlook in AP Legislative LookaheadSOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Lawmakers and experts painted a tough budget and
Panels paint tough W.Va outlook in AP Legislative Lookahead
Parkersburg News and Sentinel / Posted 1 months ago
SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Lawmakers and experts painted a tough budget and economic picture Friday for West Virginia before the upcoming legislative session, stressing the need for basic infrastructure improvements, from roads to broadband... Read more
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Parkersburg News and Sentinel
Panels paint tough WVa outlook in AP Legislative LookaheadSOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Lawmakers and experts painted a tough budget and
Panels paint tough WVa outlook in AP Legislative Lookahead
Parkersburg News and Sentinel / Posted 1 months ago
SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Lawmakers and experts painted a tough budget and economic picture for West Virginia before the upcoming legislative session. During the West Virginia Associated Press Legislative Lookahead Friday, panelists said... Read more
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Parkersburg News and Sentinel
Lawmakers, educators at odds on Common CoreWhile many Republican lawmakers believe the state Board of Education's decision
Lawmakers, educators at odds on Common Core
Parkersburg News and Sentinel / Posted 1 months ago
While many Republican lawmakers believe the state Board of Education's decision to replace existing standards based on federal Common Core guidelines, state Superintendent Michael Martirano believes it's time to move on and address the nearly 600... Read more
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Weirton Daily Times
Panels paint tough W.Va outlook in AP Legislative LookaheadDuring the West Virginia Associated Press Legislative Lookahead on Friday, pane
Panels paint tough W.Va outlook in AP Legislative Lookahead
Weirton Daily Times / Posted 1 months ago
During the West Virginia Associated Press Legislative Lookahead on Friday, panelists discussed various topics as the state stares down a $353 million budget shortfall fueled by fizzling revenues from coal and natural gas production. "I think we're... Read more
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The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register
Racing Subsidies Back on AgendaSeveral hints about action lawmakers may take on the matter were dropped Friday
Racing Subsidies Back on Agenda
The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register / Posted 1 months ago
Several hints about action lawmakers may take on the matter were dropped Friday, during the annual Legislative Lookahead event sponsored by The Associated Press in Charleston. It brings state policymakers together with newspaper people. Through the... Read more
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The Charleston State Journal
In the year 2046: Several industry leaders discuss what the future looks like for the Mountain StateIt’s a pretty common question these days, albeit rhetorical. It sprouts each t
In the year 2046: Several industry leaders discuss what the future looks like for the Mountain State
The Charleston State Journal / Posted 1 months ago
It’s a pretty common question these days, albeit rhetorical. It sprouts each time technology dazzles someone with the convenience it’s brought to daily life, from depositing a check to ordering a latte. “Who would have thought you’d some day keep a... Read more
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The Marietta Times
Panels paint tough WVa outlook in AP Legislative LookaheadSOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Lawmakers and experts painted a tough budget and
Panels paint tough WVa outlook in AP Legislative Lookahead
The Marietta Times / Posted 1 months ago
SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Lawmakers and experts painted a tough budget and economic picture for West Virginia before the upcoming legislative session. During the West Virginia Associated Press Legislative Lookahead Friday, panelists said... Read more
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