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NEWS
March 13, 2007
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Teachers in Berkeley County will stage a one-day walkout Wednesday. Berkeley County Education Association President Jim Keller announced the walkout in a fax received by The Herald-Mail early this morning. "The immediate goal of this walkout is to express our frustration with the state government over lack of funding and to get a special session of the legislature to address this crisis," Keller wrote. "Our ultimate goal is to be able to have a highly qualified teacher in every classroom so we can provide the high quality education the students of Berkeley County are entitled to. We must be able to retain and attract highly qualified teachers in order to attain this goal.
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NEWS
October 27, 2000
Wagner backs higher pay for teachers Editor's note : This is the seventh in a series of stories about Washington County Board of Education candidates. By TARA REILLY / Staff Writer Board of Education candidate Bernadette Wagner's plans to improve the Washington County school system are plenty. Her ideas include raising teachers' salaries, creating a mentoring program for newer teachers, increasing teacher reimbursement for continuing education and consolidating health insurance plans of Board of Education, county, city and Hagerstown Community College employees and other local groups to save money.
NEWS
July 20, 2009
Recipients of the Nellie and Lake Lytton scholarships awarded by the Washington County Retired Teachers Association are: Tracey Forsythe, a Williamsport High School graduate who will attend Delaware Valley College; Molly Haas, a Williamsport High School graduate who will attend James Madison University; Sean Clark, a Boonsboro High School graduate who will attend West Virginia University; Kassandra Lawrence, a Williamsport High...
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by SCOTT BUTKI | August 20, 2004
scottb@herald-mail.com WASHINGTON COUNTY - Second-grade teacher Debra McPherson does not expect to get much sleep on Aug. 24, the night before classes resume in the Washington County Public Schools system. McPherson, 51, one of about 1,500 teachers in the school system who returned to work Thursday, said she uses her nervousness to build a rapport with her students at the start of each school year. "I am a seasoned educator but every year I get butterflies in my stomach," said McPherson, who teaches at Pangborn Elementary School.
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by ERIN CUNNINGHAM | July 18, 2006
This is Bethanne Radomski's fourth year as a Washington County Public Schools teacher, and the fourth summer she has taken advantage of professional development workshops. Radomski teaches biology, anatomy and physiology at Boonsboro High School, and for the past week, she has been one of 17 people at the Maryland Governor's Academy for biology being held at South Hagerstown High School. Similar workshops were being held throughout the state, including an algebra course at Williamsport High School.
NEWS
February 7, 2002
Teachers take Gov. Wise to task By DAVE McMILLION / Staff Writer, Charles Town MARTINSBURG, W. Va. - Teachers and school administrators took Gov. Bob Wise to task over several of his education proposals Wednesday, including a requirement that county school systems offer students 180 days of instruction or risk losing state funding. About 18 teachers and administrators from Eastern Panhandle school systems talked with Wise during a education roundtable discussion at Martinsburg High School.
NEWS
October 21, 2004
Thursday, Oct. 21 8 p.m. on NBC "Joey" "Friends" was a tough act to follow, and it's no surprise that Matt LeBlanc's spinoff series hasn't been quite its equal in pleasing the critics or attracting viewers. But it's still a success - NBC moved quickly to guarantee a full season. 8 p.m. on PBS "Time to Choose" Jim Lehrer anchors a pre-election special focusing on how people in 17 communities (taped at town-hall meetings) feel about campaign issues, especially the war on terrorism and economic policy.
NEWS
By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | February 17, 2009
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - The prospects of a tight budget given the state of the economy haven't stopped Eastern Panhandle lawmakers from renewing long-standing efforts to get financial help for teachers and seniors in the first session of the 79th Legislature. A bill that would allow newly hired teachers for "critical-needs areas" to claim a tax credit was reintroduced Monday, albeit with a new number - Senate Bill 265 - and four new sponsors. "The important thing is to keep the issue on the front burner," said Sen. John R. Unger II, who is the bill's lead sponsor this year.
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By KATE S. ALEXANDER | June 18, 2009
GREENCASTLE, Pa. -- The Greencastle-Antrim Education Association has said it will not support freezing teacher salaries next school year to help the school district cut costs and balance its budget. The Greencastle-Antrim School Board sent a letter dated May 27 to all teachers and administrators asking them to consider freezing their salaries now and extending their contracts an additional year through 2013, Board President Dan Fisher said after Thursday night's board meeting. Fisher said the board has been trying to find ways to cut costs in its 2009-10 budget, which the board approved June 4 with no increase in taxes.
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by PEPPER BALLARD | January 10, 2003
pepperb@herald-mail.com WASHINGTON COUNTY - As the school year's first semester comes to a close, Washington County Public Schools' high school teachers and students are busy preparing for the second round of Maryland High School Assessments. The High School Assessments are a series of state standardized end-of-course exams given in the subjects of government, algebra I, geometry, English 9 and biology. Clyde Harrell, the school system's supervisor of social studies, said workshops were held over the summer to help teachers prepare their students for the assessments.
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