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WVa gov: Likely no State Carbon Plan until after Court Cases

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – Democratic Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin doesn’t expect West Virginia to submit compliance plans for carbon emissions standards from coal-fired power plants while the federal regulation remains in court proceedings. On Tuesday, the Supreme Court agreed to halt enforcement of President Obama’s sweeping plan to address climate change until after legal challenges… Read More

Vote of ‘No Confidence’ Taken Against Hocking College President

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Hocking College’s faculty and professional staff presented a 92 percent vote of “no confidence” in the leadership of the college’s president and vice president of academic and student affairs, but board members put their support behind the leadership Tuesday night. At Tuesday night’s regular meeting of the Hocking College Board of Trustees, Chairman Tom Johnson announced… Read More

8 Tips for Inspiring Employee Engagement

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It’s well understood that upbeat and highly motivated employees achieve more than their negative, disgruntled peers. Recognizing the link between attitude and job performance, human resources experts used to talk a lot about the need to enhance “employee morale” and build “job satisfaction.” In recent years, however, the buzz has been all about increasing productivity… Read More

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Ohio Report Cards to Reflect Students Who Opted Out of Tests

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Ohio education officials say district performance ratings for last year will reflect the impact of students who opted out of high-stakes standardized testing. The Department of Education said Tuesday that district report cards for 2014-15 won’t count the missed tests against schools and districts. The change will apply for just one… Read More