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
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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
April 11, 2019 CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Superintendent of Schools Dr. Steven Paine today appointed Barry Mullins to the Logan County Board of Education. Mullins will fill the seat vacated by Paul Hardesty, following his appointment to the State Senate in February. Mullins will complete Hardesty’s term, which is set to expire on June 30,
April 10, 2019 Charleston, W.Va. – The West Virginia Board of Education (WVBE) reviewed initial findings today from a recent online survey, which solicited input from classroom teachers, counselors, principals and assistant principals on teaching and learning conditions in their schools. More than 7,000 classroom teachers and counselors completed the survey and nearly 500 principals
March 22, 2019 Charleston, W.Va. - The West Virginia Department of Education will host approximately 100 teachers on March 22-23, 2019, at the Elevating and Celebrating Effective Teaching and Teachers (ECET2) Convening. The event, developed and planned by West Virginia classroom educators, provides a forum for exceptional teachers to learn from one another while