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Few W.Va. Schools Meeting Required Goals

September 5, 2013

WHEELING — More than two-thirds of high schools in the Northern Panhandle will receive additional support from state and regional officials because they failed to meet goals for attendance,......

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ifly60s

Sep-06-13 6:53 AM

While the teachers and administration have accountability in this matter, the lack of parent participation in their children's education is the number one reason our students on not meeting the academic standards. Once parents get on board attendance, grades and graduation rates will improve.

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wvhoopie2

Sep-05-13 1:14 PM

Top heavy at the top with ideas, too many administrators, too much money being spent on building which do not make an education, and too many special activities that take away from the time to get an education. Go back to the basic of education and replace sports with plain physical education. Now spend the money on good teachers and tutoring the kid to get an education. College is not for everyone and vocational training with a solid education in reading, English, math, and computers will result in a life of good jobs and pay.

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Hefner

Sep-05-13 10:50 AM

Getting a teaching degree has always been the bottom of the barrel as degrees go, and still is. I've personally known idiots who are/were school teachers. The problem with the school system is that you can't get rid of the idiot teachers or reward the really good teachers because the idiots, realizing they are idiots, protect themselves with unions and associations. Do away with tenure, insure that teachers are an example to their students in their dress, their appearance, their patriotism, their morals, their lesson plans, and most importantly their ability to draw from the students all that the student can be. To teach means to draw from, not cram in.

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mikeyd

Sep-05-13 10:13 AM

the $100,000 a year superintendents are spending too much time eating.failing at your job isn't a good thing.although you all can't be fired no matter what.good job-bad job.county school boards are a joke these days.favoritism for the favorites.if these failing superintendents could get this kind of money somewhere else then they should go since they aren't good at running school systems.more people pretending that they are smart.a smart person even knows the correct way to sweep a floor if that is his job.

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VincentVega

Sep-05-13 8:48 AM

SHAME! NO SHAME?

AS ROME BURNS AND CHILDREN SUFFER; CONSIDER THE UNADULTERATED GREED OF THOSE RECEIVING TEACHER'S RETIREMENT WHILE CONTINUING TO SUBSTITUTE "TEACHING", DEPRIVING YOUNG, ASPIRING AND MORE QUALIFIED TEACHERS THE OPPORTUNITY THEY DESERVE. MANY DRAWING SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS AND ALL THE WHILE ACTING AS THOUGH THEY ARE WORTHY OF SERVING IN THE STATE LEGISLATURE, DRAWING ADDITIONAL SALARY,AND DOING LITTLE MORE THAN DEVOURING FREE MEALS FROM LOBBYISTS.

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REDNECK

Sep-05-13 8:26 AM

THE REASON IS WE ARE USING RETIRED TEACHERS, WHO ARE TRIPLE DIPPING, GETTING SOCIAL SECURITY,PENSION PAY, AND INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR HOURLY PAY. WE MUST WAKE UP AND HIRE OUR NEWLY GRADUATED TEACHERS, WHO ARE WORKING MINIMUM WAGE JOBS, BECAUSE RETIRED TEACHERS ARE TAKING THEIR JOBS.

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VincentVega

Sep-05-13 8:09 AM

ABUSE OF EDUCATION!

John Marshall Teachers are less responsible for this tragedy than the Administration and Board of Uneducation.

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dyingov

Sep-05-13 6:42 AM

Comments on hiring Corey Murphy at JMHS in 2009:

"We have selected the best people for the jobs - and our school system is better off for it," he said.

Gilbert called Murphy a "top notch guy filled with ideas."

"He is well respected by the teachers and students. His ideas are fresh, and the kids respect him," Gilbert said of Murphy.

Though he did not attend the meeting, the 31-year-old Murphy said he ready to get started in his new position.

Now that JM is in survival mode Murphy (aka I was driving, no she was driving, I had one beer....) has been promoted to the County office! So promote the dude that tanked the biggest school in the county, based on what?????

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