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WVU closes in on $1 billion fundraising goal
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WVU closes in on $1 billion fundraising goal

A West Virginia University campaign to raise $1 billion by 2017 will likely be completed a year early, which President Gordon Gee says makes him open to extending the initiative and setting an even higher goal.

WVU closes in on $1 billion fundraising goal
WVU closes in on $1 billion fundraising goal

A West Virginia University campaign to raise $1 billion by 2017 will likely be completed a year early, which President Gordon Gee says makes him open to extending the initiative and setting an even higher goal.

Kanawha school counselor recognized at White House
Kanawha school counselor recognized at White House

School counseling runs in Todd Roatsey’s family.

One sister, Tara Dawson, is a counselor. Michelle Mincer — his other sister and only other sibling — was a counselor, and still works in the Kanawha County school system.

Boone schools superintendent is promised pay raises amid job cuts

In what the board president called “crappy” timing, the Boone County school board unanimously voted earlier this week to assure their superintendent future pay raises, just as individual employees were learning whether they’d be...

Fayette County Schools will cut 18 staff positions

FAYETTEVILLE, W.Va. (AP) – Fayette County Schools will eliminate professional jobs and service personnel in an effort to match funding the state allows for such positions.

West Virginia counties to submit teacher certification plans

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.

WVU now among top research institutions
WVU now among top research institutions

West Virginia University is now a top-tier institution for doctoral research, according to a new classification that distinguishes colleges in America.

WV House leaders sponsoring Common Core repeal bill

State lawmakers who’ve previously pushed for repealing West Virginia’s math and English language arts K-12 education standards have filed another bill to do so, this one with House Education Committee Chairman Paul Espinosa and House...

Putnam high-schoolers compete in Math Field Day
Putnam high-schoolers compete in Math Field Day

Math Field Day returned to Putnam County on Wednesday, as students from the four public high schools (Buffalo, Hurricane, Winfield and Poca) and a private school (Teays Valley Christian) competed for prizes, scholarships and bragging rights.

WV school board member Linger resigns
WV school board member Linger resigns

A West Virginia Board of Education member at the center of the controversies over the firing of a former state schools superintendent and changes to the state’s science standards regarding climate change has resigned, citing lawmakers’...

Boone County schools might ax nearly 80 jobs

The Boone County Schools superintendent is recommending that the school board cut about 77 positions, a move he said is necessary because of declining tax revenue and dropping enrollment.

Martirano urges leaders to focus on attracting qualified teachers
Martirano urges leaders to focus on attracting qualified teachers

In a very direct address, state Superintendent Michael Martirano told business and political officials Tuesday morning that more needs to be done to attract qualified teachers to West Virginia schools.

Putnam teacher with 60 years of service to retire

WINFIELD — Putnam County Schools’ longest working employee Mary Jane Anderson will retire at the end of the school year.

A teacher, Anderson has been a district employee for more than 60 years....

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