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Dec 12, 2012 |Story| Aberdeen News
Dec 12, 2012 |Story| Aberdeen News
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The West Virginia Senate will vote on a bill today that would require certain school administrators to serve as substitute teachers for three days each year. The bill would exempt county superintendents but would require anyone with a teaching or...
Tags: Teachers, Teaching and Learning, Education, Pocahontas
Bureaucracy emerged as a major culprit in a wide-ranging audit of West Virginia’s education system, but the legislation passed last week at the request of Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin focuses mostly on other targets. Approved Friday by the House, Tomblin&...
Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin saw his proposed overhaul of public schools clear its first legislative hurdle Tuesday when the Senate Education Committee endorsed the bill with modest changes to language addressing teacher hiring and the school calendar. Advanced...
Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin’s bid to rewrite teacher hiring practices has sparked an early battle as the Legislature wades through his proposed overhaul of West Virginia’s public schools. Much of the fight revolves around seniority. Tomblin wants...
A network of West Virginia educational offices with a rocky history could play a major role in the ongoing push to improve the state’s public schools. The Legislature created the Regional Education Service Agencies, or RESAs, in 1972. The eight...
West Virginia must ensure that every child finishes third grade reading at that level, offer full-day preschool in all 55 counties within three years, and allow local control of school calendars, Gov.Earl Ray Tomblin said Wednesday in his State of the...
Associated PressThe West Virginia Board of Education fired Schools Superintendent Jorea Marple on Thursday, and two board members who opposed the decision said they will resign. Department of Education spokeswoman Liza Cordeiro said the board voted 5-2 to terminate...
email@example.comWest Virginia school teachers, whose salaries rank 47th in the nation, would see an $1,800 increase in their base pay over two years under a measure that is advancing in the state legislature. "It's a very modest pay raise. However, in today's economy...
Teacher preparation programs in the nation and Maryland are part of "an industry of mediocrity" that is failing to give young teachers the skills to succeed in the classroom, according to a long-awaited report by a national research advocacy group. The...
The passage for the seventh-grade lesson was blatantly offensive — an excerpt from a 1938 anti-Semitic children's book. But that was the point: to provide students in the Santa Ana school district with a perfect illustration of insidious...
Tags: Students, Teachers, Arts and Culture, Anne Frank, Mushrooms
The Baltimore Teacher's Union has called for the district hold off on attaching penalties to schools' performance on the the new Common Core assessments, citing insufficient professional development and resources to implement the new high-stakes...
Teachers overwhelmingly support new "Common Core" academic standards in language arts and math, according to a new poll by the American Federation of Teachers. But they also are overwhelmingly worried that new tests tied to those new standards will be...
Tags: Teachers, Teaching and Learning, Education, Politics, Elections
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