March 13, 2020 Charleston, W.Va. – West Virginia Governor Jim Justice announced today the closing of all pre-k – 12 schools in the state. This comes after several measures were taken this week, including the canceling of all out-of-state travel and the suspension of all afterschool and school extracurricular activities. Though at this time there are
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March 10, 2020 Charleston, W.Va. - The West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE) recognized 104 educators this evening as part of this year’s National Board Certification (NBC) Recognition Celebration at the West Virginia Culture Center (West Virginia Capitol Complex, 1900 Kanawha Boulevard, East, Charleston, WV 25305). The honorees represent the 51 new National Board Certified Teachers
March 6, 2020 CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE) has launched a new online resource for families, students and educators regarding the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19). The Department is working closely with the Office of Governor Jim Justice, the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (WVDHHR) and other state agencies
March 4, 2020 CHARLESTON, W.Va. - The West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE) is requesting federal approval of an amendment to the State’s Plan for implementation of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) of 1965, as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) of 2015. The revisions in this amendment are technical in nature
March 3, 2020 CHARLESTON, W.Va. - The West Virginia Department of Education has published the annual funding application for the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, Part B on its Web site at https://wvde.us/special-education/finance/annual-state-idea-funding-application/ for public review and comment. The application, which will be submitted to the U.S. Department of Education, addresses requirements of the act
March 3, 2020 Charleston, W.Va. – The West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE) is hosting approximately 600 school counselors and education professionals during the School Counselor Conference at the Charleston Coliseum and Convention Center. Titled “2020 Vision: Supporting the Whole Child,” the two-day event continues through today, March 3, 2020. The conference offers school counselors
February 12, 2020 Charleston, W.Va. – The West Virginia Board of Education (WVBE) adopted three policies during its monthly meeting in Charleston this week. All policies were previously available online for a 30- or 45-day comment period, and comments were considered in the adopted policies. A brief description of each policy can be found below. Policy 2322,
February 6, 2020 Huntington, W.Va. –The West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE) and Marshall University today unveiled the ReClaim West Virginia (ReClaimWV) Initiative, the WVDE’s comprehensive program designed to support schools, educators, school personnel, families and students affected by the substance misuse crisis in West Virginia. Attendees learned about the significant resources available to
February 5, 2020 Charleston, W. Va. – West Virginia State Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Steven L. Paine announced Wednesday that he will retire from his position effective June 30, 2020, or before if the State Board finds a suitable replacement prior to June 30, to care for a family member who is experiencing significant health
January 29, 2020 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 during the summer months, community programs and organizations are vital to ensuring children in West Virginia are still