October 15, 2018 Charleston, W.Va. – The West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE) will provide Mentor Program sessions for more than 150 teachers this fall to assist counties as they support new teachers. Participants are experienced teachers who provide school and county-based support. Strengthening support for new teachers is critical for recruiting and retaining teachers.
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October 12, 2018 CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Board of Education (WVBE) adopted four policies during its monthly meeting this week. The meeting was held off-site in the media center of Petersburg High School in Grant County, W.Va. All policies were previously available online for a 30-day comment period, and comments were considered
October 1, 2018 U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today recognized three West Virginia schools as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2018. The recognition is based on a school’s overall academic performance or progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups. The state’s 2018 National Blue Ribbon Schools are Allen T. Allison Elementary, Hancock
September 20, 2018 CHARLESTON, W.Va. – A variety of stakeholders, including educators, administrators and district representatives attended a two-day, multi-disciplinary workshop to discuss school safety challenges and highlights. The West Virginia School Safety Planning Workshop was facilitated by the National Governors Association and the National School Safety Alliance in partnership with the West Virginia
September 13, 2018 Results Provide Valuable Information on Schools’ Success and Areas Needing Improvement CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Today the West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE) unveiled the West Virginia Schools Balanced Scorecard (Balanced Scorecard), which outlines accountability ratings for each public school in the Mountain State as part of West Virginia’s School Accountability System (WVAS). Schools were evaluated
August 14, 2018 CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Board of Education (WVBE) will convene a two-day professional learning session for its members this month to broaden their knowledge and understanding of key areas of board governance. The training, scheduled for August 27- 28, in the WVBE Board Room (Building 6, room 353 of
August 3, 2018 CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The State Board of Education’s committee on school finance and funding will hold its inaugural meeting at 9 a.m. on August 8 to begin discussions surrounding the adequacy of education funding. Past President of the West Virginia Board of Education (WVBE), Tom Campbell, will serve as chair of
July 25, 2018 CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Participation in the West Virginia National Board Certification (NBC) support program has doubled among state educators since last summer with nearly 200 teachers taking advantage of the program. Of those who participated, more than half have committed to pursuing the gold-standard credential, a record for the state.
July 12, 2018 CHALRESTON, W.Va. – State Superintendent of Schools Dr. Steven Paine presented the 2018 State of Education during the West Virginia Board of Education (WVBE) meeting today. The report provided an overview of the educational activities, progress, achievements and challenges of the past school year as well as an outlook of the
July 11, 2018 Charleston, W.Va. – State Superintendent of Schools Dr. Steven Paine and West Virginia Department of Natural Resources (WVDNR) Director Stephen McDaniel signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) today to expand a partnership that affords valuable work experience for students. The agreement provides opportunities for students with disabilities