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
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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
May 7, 2019 Charleston, W.Va. – The West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE) released the West Virginia’s Voice final report today concluding a two-month process to gather input from stakeholders on education advancement in the state. The report represents concerns, opinions and reflections from those who participated in the process through the eight education
May 3, 2019 CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Today, 223 eighth-graders from across the state received recognition as Knights of the Golden Horseshoe. This recognition honors students earning the highest achievement in knowledge of West Virginia history and culture. Governor Justice joined West Virginia Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Steven Paine to induct students from all
May 1, 2019 Beckley, W.Va. – First Lady Cathy Justice visited Raleigh County today, to kick-off the expansion of the Communities in Schools West Virginia (CIS-WV) program. West Virginia Superintendent of Schools Dr. Steven Paine and Raleigh County Superintendent David Price joined First Lady Justice to celebrate the expansion of the program that aims
April 29, 2019 CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Board of Education’s (WVBE) committee on school finance and funding will reconvene at 9 a.m. on April 30 in Capitol Building 6, Room 353 (Board Conference Room), 1900 Kanawha Boulevard, East, Charleston, West Virginia to continue discussions surrounding education funding. The committee will meet in its
April 22, 2019 CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Board of Education’s (WVBE) committee on school finance and funding will meet at 10 a.m. on April 23 to continue discussions surrounding education funding. In addition to a diverse group of stakeholders, the committee will also include three representatives from the West Virginia Senate and three
April 17, 2019 CHARLESTON, W.Va. – West Virginia’s Universal Pre-K Program once again ranks among the top in the nation, according to the 2018 Yearbook released today by the National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER). NIEER recognizes West Virginia as a leader in pre-K access for 4-year-olds and quality standards. The State of Preschool