June 19, 2018 Charleston, W.Va. – In its first full review of the State Superintendent of Schools, the West Virginia Board of Education (WVBE) has given Dr. Steven Paine high marks for his work since becoming superintendent in March 2017. The Board reviewed Paine’s performance over the past year during its June Board meeting
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June 14, 2018 CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Board of Education (WVBE) met today for its monthly routine business meeting. During the meeting, five policies were discussed and approved. A brief description of each policy can be found below. 2444.4 – Insurance of the State of West Virginia High School Equivalency Diploma
June 13, 2018 CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE) Office of Child Nutrition is addressing meal insecurity with the launch of its annual Summer Food Program today at Spring Hill Elementary School in Huntington, W.Va. The federally funded program provides nutritious meals for thousands of school-aged children in the state, many
May 14, 2018 CHARLESTON, W.Va. – More than 400 Career Technical Education (CTE) students from across the state received recognition by earning the second annual Governor’s Workforce Credential (GWC) today. Students were honored for meeting or exceeding rigid criteria that measures applicable real-world and work-readiness skills their CTE programs. Governor Justice’s office along
April 18, 2018 CHARLESTON, W.Va. – West Virginia’s Universal Pre-K Program once again ranks among the top in the nation, according to the 2017 Yearbook released today by the National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER). NIEER recognizes West Virginia as one of “six states to watch” that have expressed the intention to provide universal
April 16, 2018 CHARLESTON, W.Va. – West Virginia’s Imagination Library program successfully transitioned to the West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE) this week, making it the first of several programs to shift as a result of HB 4006, which dissolved the Department of Education and the Arts. “I am happy to report the transition took
April 11, 2018 CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Board of Education (WVBE) met today for their regularly scheduled April board meeting. During the meeting, policies were discussed with five placed on a 30-day public comment period and one policy repealed without replacement. A brief description of each policy can be found below.
April 10, 2018 Charleston, W.Va. – West Virginia fourth-grade students who took the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) in 2017 showed slight improvements in the percent of students considered “at or above proficient” according to data released today by the National Center for Educational Statistics. More than 32 percent of students scored at
April 4, 2018 CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The Rebuilding Nicholas County mediation team, inclusive of representatives of the West Virginia Department of Education, West Virginia Board of Education and the Nicholas County Board of Education, will host a public workshop on April 12, 2018 from 6-8 p.m. at Nicholas County High School. The purpose of
March 30, 2018 CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The Nicholas County mediation team, including representatives of the West Virginia Department of Education, West Virginia Board of Education and the Nicholas County Board of Education met in Charleston, WV on March 27 and 28 to discuss the elements of a mutually agreeable and workable plan for the