June 18, 2020 CHARLESTON, W.Va. - The West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE) will give greater focus to its continuum of educator supports as part of its new Office of Educator Development and Support (OEDS), Superintendent of Schools W. Clayton Burch announced today. The office will work closely with the West Virginia Higher Education
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June 16, 2020 CHARLESTON, W.Va. – West Virginia Superintendent of Schools W. Clayton Burch announced today the creation of a new office dedicated to the well-being of the state’s school children. The West Virginia Department of Education Office of Student Support and Well-being (OSSW) brings several initiatives and programs under one umbrella to coordinate
June 15, 2020 CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Budding middle school Geographic Information Systems (GIS) experts are the Mountain State’s winners of Esri's fourth annual ArcGIS Online Competition for U.S. High School and Middle School Students. Eight seventh graders, who created story maps describing locations that ranged from West Virginia fairs and festivals to the historical
June 4, 2020 CHARLESTON, W.VA. – The West Virginia Board of Education (WVBE) interviewed three finalists for the State Superintendent of Schools today during a special meeting. The interviews began at 9:00 a.m., and all finalists were from West Virginia. Clayton Burch is currently serving as the West Virginia Superintendent of Schools and was
May 27, 2020 CHARLESTON, W.Va. – West Virginia students Kayli Madison Mann of Pikeview High School, and William Ryan Tobin of Fairmont Senior High School, were selected as the state’s 2020 U.S. Presidential Scholars from among a pool of extremely qualified candidates. Though this honor typically includes a trip to Washington D.C., this year the
Charleston, W.Va. - The West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE) will work with a network of partners as part of the state’s School Re-entry Advisory Council to assist the school system to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. The council consists of state and national stakeholders who will develop resources and offer expertise critical
It’s not every day you get a call from the school counselor. But on this day, third-grader Colin Klass was excited — Mrs. Brandenburg, his counselor, had called to wish him a happy birthday. “He had the biggest smile,” Colin’s mother, Victoria, said. “She called early that day and it helped him
May 5, 2020 CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE) is continuing to seek partnerships with organizations across the state to help feed children during the summer months. Just as during the COVID-19 pandemic, when school is out during the summer months, community programs and organizations are vital to ensuring children
A few weeks ago, Rachel Blankenship took to Twitter to brag on her mom, Vickie, a little bit. “My mom is a principal in West Virginia who goes the extra mile for her school. She just finished writing a letter to each of her students and is mailing them today. Nearly 300 letters!” she
CHARLESTON, W.Va – The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has approved West Virginia’s application for Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer (P-EBT) cards to support child nutrition needs during the COVID-19 pandemic. Under the direction of Governor Jim Justice, the joint request was recently submitted by the West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE) and the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (WVDHHR). P-EBT was introduced in H.R. 6201,