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CHUGIAK, Alaska (AP) — Some schools in the Anchorage School District are welcoming electronic diversions. Chugiak, Eagle River and East high schools, along with Romig Middle School, are participating in a pilot program that will allow students to use smartphones, laptops and tablets for educational uses. It will be up to individual teachers and students […]

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FFA picks leaders: Washington High’s chapter of Future Farmers of America has elected officers for the 2013-14 school year. The new officer team includes Blayne Ott (president), Brittany Hite (sentinel), Tori Wolfe (secretary), Will Shultz (treasurer), Cary Gabbert (historian), Erica Heflin (reporter) and India Titus (vice president). Reading goal reached: Students and staff members at […]

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Autism help

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Autism help
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Book debut

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Book debut
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MORGANTOWN — West Virginia’s educational system ranks fourth-worst in the nation for the second straight year, and child-welfare advocates say lack of quality pre-kindergarten programs for 3-year-olds is partly to blame. The annual KIDS COUNT report released Monday says nearly two-thirds of the state’s 3- and 4-year-olds weren’t enrolled in preschool programs in 2011. It […]

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Top professionals Karen Schnably is Jefferson County’s 2013 Teacher of the Year. The longtime second-grade instructor at Ranson Elementary School was honored earlier this month at a dinner at the Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races. Board of Education President Gary Kable made the announcement and presented Schnably with a plaque. Schnably taught in Jackson […]

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YOUNG WRITERS Six Jefferson County students’ writing efforts have been selected to compete in the West Virginia Young Writers Contest. The county’s winners are: Addison Duncan of North Jefferson Elementary (for grades 1 and 2); Una Haines of Shepherdstown Elementary (for grades 3 and 4); Elsa Jenkins of Shepherdstown Middle School (for grades 5 and […]

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Cranes for peace

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Cranes for peace
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Shepherdstown musicians in D.C.
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CHARLES TOWN – Should Jefferson County Schools switch to a school calendar with four short breaks rather than the whole summer off? School board members are asking parents and community members to share their thoughts on the idea before Friday. The short online survey – five questions for parents or three for other interested residents […]

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