May 31, 2012 - Volume 32 Issue 20



The Louisiana Senate sent to Gov. Bobby Jindal a bill that would allow voters to impose a three-term limit on school board members on a district-by-district basis starting in 2014. House Bill 292 would place on the November ballot in each district a proposition to determine whether voters want to limit their school board members to no more than 12 consecutive years in office. (New Orleans Times-Picayune, 05/22/12)


"Imagination is more important than knowledge." –  Attributed to Albert Einstein, (1879 –1955), German theoretical physicist who developed the theory of general relativity, effecting a revolution in physics. For this achievement, Einstein is often regarded as the father of modern physics.


“[Adequate yearly progress is] “a flawed, unrealistic goal that you can never meet.” – Senate Education Chairman Bob Plymale

“We're always focusing on the mothers – and we should – but we never make any attempt to incorporate fathers into any of these programs.” – Delegate Cliff Moore on a proposed pilot program for school-age expectant mothers

“I feel like we need to keep our eyes on the prize. It isn’t building a network; it’s what that network can do for the state of West Virginia’s people once it is built that’s important.” – Dan O’Hanlon, chairman of the Broadband Deployment Council on the future of broadband Internet usage in the state

“We’re going to build 280 miles of fiber for schools as part of the BTOP grant. We already have 43 percent of that total mileage completed.” – Mark McKenzie of Frontier Communications

“I believe that working together we can accomplish amazing things and achieve a world-class education system in our state.” – Rick Hicks, new executive director of the West Virginia Association of School Administrators





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Jim J. Crawford Sr. (Kanawha).

Howard M. O’Cull, Ed. D., Executive Director, Editor Shirley M. Davidson, Administrative Assistant, Production and Circulation

Vincit omnia veritas “Truth conquers all”