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
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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
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
April 16, 2021 CHARLESTON, W.Va. – High school students Alice Guo and Alexandria Harper will represent West Virginia during the 2021 Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) in a virtual setting May 16-21. Both competed in the state Science and Engineering Fair and were successful
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
April 14, 2021 CHARLESTON, WVA - The West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE) provided an update on Special Circumstance Reviews of Summers and Lincoln counties during the April meeting of the State Board of Education (WVBE) today in Charleston. Special Circumstance Reviews were conducted at the direction of State Superintendent of Schools W. Clayton
April 07, 2021 CHARLESTON, W.VA. - The U.S. Department of Education (USDE) has approved the West Virginia Department of Education’s (WVDE) waiver from accountability, school identification and reporting requirements as part of the state’s Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Plan required by the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) of 1965. The WVDE was
The West Virginia Department of Education has published the annual funding application for the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, Part B on its website at https://wvde.us/special-education/finance/annual-state-idea-funding-application/ for public review and comment. The application, which will be submitted to the U.S. Department of Education, addresses requirements of the act and the state’s use of the
February 22, 2021 CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Governor’s School for the Arts (GSA) and the Governor’s Honors Academy (GHA) are accepting applications from high school students. The West Virginia Department of Education will work in partnership with Marshall University to host the online events during summer 2021. The GSA is for current
West Virginia Board and Department of Education Join Herbert Henderson Office of Minority Affairs to Support Equity PartnershipSpoorthi Raghunandan2021-02-10T16:27:26-05:00
February 10, 2021 Charleston, W.Va. – Today, the West Virginia Board of Education (WVBE) and Department of Education (WVDE) entered into the West Virginia Public Education Equity Partnership with the Herbert Henderson Office of Minority Affairs (HHOMA) establishing a joint commitment to improve equity structures in public schools throughout the state. The partnership will