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W.Va. school board affirms superintendent’s firing

Speakers praise Marple, denounce board’s vote

November 30, 2012
By LAWRENCE MESSINA , The Associated Press

CHARLESTON (AP) - Despite facing harsh criticism for a recent decision to dismiss the leader of West Virginia's public schools, the state Board of Education on Thursday affirmed its split vote to fire Jorea Marple as superintendent, citing a need to change direction after chronically poor student performance.



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