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
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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 Partnership
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
February 10, 2021 Charleston, W.Va. – Today, West Virginia Superintendent of Schools W. Clayton Burch approved a waiver to West Virginia Board of Education (WVBE) Policy 2436.10: Participation in Extracurricular Activities. The waiver allows middle and high school students more time to improve their grade point averages and become academically eligible to participate in
February 10, 2021 Charleston, W.Va. – West Virginia is once again the top-performing state in the nation for school breakfast participation. Today’s announcement is a part of the annual Food Research and Action Center (FRAC) Breakfast Scorecard. This year marks the seventh consecutive year in which the Mountain State earned this distinction. Additionally, West Virginia
February 03, 2021 CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Department of Education congratulates seven schools for earning the College Board Advanced Placement (AP) Computer Science Female Diversity Award. These schools have earned this distinction for expanding female representation in AP Computer Science courses during the 2019-2020 school year. A total of 1,119 schools are
St. Albans High School When choosing between a career in mental health counseling and school counseling, Richard Tench said it was a no-brainer for him. “When entering graduate school, I had every intention to focus on clinical/mental health counseling, until entering into dialogue with my school counseling counterparts. School counseling provides the opportunity
Lewis County High School As a school counselor, Dodi Slaughter said she and her fellow counselors do all they can to make sure the voices of students are heard. “Students today struggle every day with the changes in their lives. More grandparents are raising students, which leaves students without parents or with parents
Edgewood Elementary School For Leah Kersey, it took a trip to Germany and a desire to help to know she wanted to pursue a career as a school counselor. “I studied abroad for a year in Germany during high school, and it inspired me to pursue a degree in secondary education for world languages.