July 11, 2019 Charleston, W.Va. – West Virginia Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Steven Paine issued a statement today in response to a State Board of Education vote to increase his salary: “I am deeply appreciative of the West Virginia Board of Education’s confidence in me and willingness to recognize the accomplishments we have realized
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July 10, 2019 Ripley, W.Va. – West Virginia FFA leaders announced that for the second consecutive year, FFA membership has broken a state record. During the 2018-19 school year FFA membership grew to 6,469 members and 83 local chapters, exceeding last year’s record by 1,100 students. The announcement was made during the 91st West
July 1, 2019 Charleston, W.Va. – The West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE) today announced six finalists for 2020 West Virginia Teacher of the Year. Finalists were selected among 2019 County Teachers of the Year from each school district. This year’s finalists represent elementary, middle and high school educators from all regions of the
June 20, 2019 Charleston, W.Va. – The West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE) held the inaugural session of its School Leadership Network for experienced principals, June 17 – 19 in Morgantown. Nearly 100 experienced school administrators, with three or more years’ experience, representing 41 counties throughout the state attended the first of three
June 19, 2019 Charleston, W.Va. – The West Virginia Department of Education’s (WVDE) National Board Certification (NBC) Awareness and Support program brought teachers to the Bridgeport Conference Center in Bridgeport, June 18 - 20, 2019, for an in-depth look at the process for those considering pursuing their certification. Sustained support of the NBC
June 14, 2019 Charleston, W.Va. – A man with a fitting name is giving hope to hundreds of students. For this reason, Lionel Hope Jr., an early childhood assistant teacher at Highlawn Elementary School in Cabell County, has been named the 2019 West Virginia School Service Personnel Employee of the Year. The annual award
June 14, 2019 Charleston, W.Va. – The West Virginia KidStrong Conference brings approximately 1,000 participants to Charleston, West Virginia, for a professional learning opportunity Thursday and Friday, June 13 – 14, 2019. Currently in its 16th year, the conference addresses the growing and pressing needs that affect children through a network of partnerships. KidStrong
Charleston, W.Va. – The West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE) kicked off its Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) at Overbrook Elementary School in Charleston today. The program supports child nutrition during the summer break when thousands of the state’s school children suffer from heightened food insecurity. The theme of this year’s program is Try
CHARLESTON, W.Va. – More than 400 Career Technical Education (CTE) students from across the state received the third annual Governor’s Workforce Credential (GWC), the highest honor within West Virginia’s CTE programs. Four-hundred and four students earned this prestigious honor, which signifies a student’s knowledge of business processes within a Simulated Workplace environment. West Virginia’s Governor
May 22, 2019 CHARLESTON, W.Va. - The U.S. Department of Education announced today that Junior Elementary School (JES) in Barbour County is among the 2019 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools award honorees. Junior Elementary was nominated for this award by the West Virginia Department of Education for its innovative practices surrounding health