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
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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
July 11, 2018 Charleston, W.Va. – West Virginia FFA leadership announced today that membership reached an all-time high during the 2017-18 school year at their annual convention at Cedar Lakes Convention Center. With 5,360 members in 77 local chapters, 2017-18 membership surpassed the previous membership record set in 1963. Members of the 1962-63 state
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
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