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Teacher of the Week: Dr. April Workman

Glenwood School It took one experience with a deaf cheerleading squad for Dr. April Workman to know what she was meant to do. “I come from a family of educators. My mother and my aunts are all teachers, so I believe they were influential in my career path. However, the decision of what

Three West Virginia Students Named 2021 U.S. Presidential Scholars

May 14, 2021 CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Three West Virginia students are among the 57th class of U.S. Presidential Scholars, U.S. Secretary of Education Dr. Miguel Cardona announced this week. The national program recognizes 161 high school seniors from across the country for their accomplishments in academics, the arts and career and technical education

Teacher of the Week: Bryan Youngblood

Parkersburg South High School While working in a corporate setting, Bryan Youngblood knew something was missing. Now as a physical education teacher and coach at Parkersburg South High School, he said he has found what he was meant to do. “I’ve always had a passion to teach. Many of my teachers and coaches

National Board Certified Teachers Honored in Virtual Recognition Celebration

April 20, 2021Charleston, W. Va. – The West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE) will recognize 96 educators this evening as part of this year’s National Board Certification (NBC) Recognition Celebration. Due to COVID-19, the virtual celebration will premiere on the WVDE Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube social media channels at 7:00 p.m. The honorees represent the

West Virginia’s Early Learning Programs Rank Among Top in the Nation

April 20, 2021 CHARLESTON, W.Va. – West Virginia’s Universal Pre-K Program once again ranks among the top in the nation, according to the 2020 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

Teacher of the Week: Sarah Bailey

Buffalo Middle School From geological formations to interesting bugs to the wonderful idea of atomic structures building all matter, Buffalo Middle School Teacher Sarah Bailey loves science. As an eighth-grade science teacher in Wayne County, Mrs. Bailey said she didn’t always feel that way. “As a young student, I often felt lost, overwhelmed

WVDE’s Response to Recent Settlement

The West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE) has followed the recommendation of the Board of Risk and Insurance Management in the settlement of the lawsuit filed by lobbyist Jason Webb. It is our understanding that the recommendation to settle was made for reasons of economic efficiency and is not an admission of liability. As

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