September 12, 2019 Charleston, W.Va. – The West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE) and the West Virginia Board of Education (WVBE) announced Marshall County’s Jennifer Schwertfeger as the 2020 West Virginia Teacher of the Year. The announcement was made as part of the West Virginia Teacher of the Year Gala Wednesday night
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June 11, 2019 Charleston, W.Va. – Six students from West Virginia’s nationally recognized Career Technical Education (CTE) Simulated Workplace program participated in the first-ever Simulated Workplace Career Signing Day at Dutch Miller today in South Charleston. Recent Automotive Technology graduates signed symbolic employment letters with the company. The signing represents the ongoing partnership
March 11, 2019 CHARLESTON, W.Va. – West Virginia Superintendent of Schools Dr. Steven Paine today announced opportunities for stakeholders to engage in constructive dialogue regarding possible education reform that may be considered during the special legislative session. The West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE) will host seven public forums as part of a statewide
February 18, 2019 Charleston, W.Va. – West Virginia Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Steven Paine issued a statement today in response to recent activities: “I regret that circumstances have led to the announcement of work stoppages in many counties throughout the state. I am working diligently with all parties to advocate for a prompt resolution.
February 06, 2019 Martinsburg, W.Va. – First Lady Cathy Justice visited Berkeley County today, to kick-off the expansion of the Communities in Schools (CIS) program. Berkeley County Superintendent Manny Arvon and Curator for the Department of Arts, Culture and History Randall Reid Smith joined First Lady Justice to celebrate the expansion of the program
February 1, 2019 Charleston, W.Va. – The West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE) is seeking partnerships with organizations across the state to help feed children and provide supervised activities during the summer months. When school is out of session during the summer months, community programs and organizations are vital to ensuring children in West
Tech Guru Jennifer Reaves Earns a $25,000 Milken Educator Award for Powering a Grade School Paradigm ShiftSpoorthi Raghunandan2018-12-12T09:18:01+00:00
December 11, 2018 West Virginia educator arms code warriors of all ages at Mylan Park Elementary in Morgantown CHARLESTON, W.Va.—Technology in the classroom can be scary for some, but it becomes scary-good for everyone when implemented by a tech guru like Jennifer Reaves at Morgantown, West Virginia's Mylan Park Elementary School. As the school's
November 9, 2018 CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The State Board of Education’s committee on school finance and funding outlined six areas of concern to report to the West Virginia Board of Education (WVBE) to consider to improve education funding at its meeting this week. The committee concluded that student needs have changed dramatically over the last
June 22, 2018 Charleston, W.Va. – The West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE) today announced five finalists for the coveted West Virginia Teacher of the Year Award. The educators were selected from the 2018 county teacher of the year winners and represent excellence in the profession and dedication to students. This year’s finalists are:
May 3, 2018 CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Jeffrey D. Flanagan of Kanawha County has tendered his resignation as a member of the West Virginia State Board of Education effective immediately. In a letter received by Gov. Jim Justice on Thursday, Flanagan said, “After many days and hours of prayer, I have decided that I am