July 14, 2021 CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Revisions to the state’s charter schools policy and a Special Circumstance Review were among the agenda items addressed by the West Virginia Board of Education (WVBE) during its regular July meeting today in Charleston. The WVBE adopted revisions to Policy 3300, the Charter Schools Policy, that were required to
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July 14, 2021 CHARLESTON, W.Va. - West Virginia is the latest state to boast full participation in Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, the West Virginia Department of Education announced today at the monthly Board of Education meeting. All 55 counties are now fully active to serve the state’s youngest learners. Established in 1995, this international program
Warwood Elementary School Since 2013, Amy Yost has served as a first-grade teacher at Warwood Elementary School in Ohio County. When asked why she chose to become an educator, she said she was fortunate to grow up with many amazing role models who happened to be teachers. “As I got older, I would
July 12, 2021 CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE) announced its latest initiative to encourage students, teachers and staff to be vaccinated. The “I Got Vaxxed Competition” is designed to encourage vaccinations among eligible, school-age students and school personnel. Throughout the state, one high school, one middle school and one elementary
Parkersburg South High School Wood County Schools Teacher Sara Klesel loves helping her students fall in love with mathematics. “I became an educator because of my personal struggles in math,” Mrs. Klesel said. “I am passionate about helping students persevere and find success in this subject.” A mathematics teacher at Parkersburg South High
For Immediate Release: June 30, 2021 CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE) is pleased to launch the second year of the West Virginia Blue Ribbon Book Club, a partnership between the WVDE, the Marshall University June Harless Center and The Dollywood Foundation. As part of the project, approximately 258,000 books will
Elkins Middle School Since 2015, Lindsey Stell has served students in grades six through eight in the gifted education programs at Elkins Middle School in Randolph County. She said she chose to pursue a career in education because of her love for sharing knowledge and helping others. “We complete a lot of projects
For Immediate Release: June 24, 2021 CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Recognized for their achievement in knowledge of West Virginia history, 223 eighth graders from middle schools across the state will be honored as 2021 Knights and Ladies of the Golden Horseshoe on Friday, June 25, 2021, at the West Virginia Culture Center in Charleston. The event
For Immediate Release: June 24, 2021 CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE) has released the Special Circumstance Review Report of the West Virginia Schools for the Deaf and the Blind (WVSDB). The WVDE Office of Support and Accountability conducted the review in April, which resulted in issues of non-compliance in focus
For Immediate Release: June 23, 2021 The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources and the West Virginia Department of Education have received approval from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to issue P-EBT benefits to eligible children this summer. School-age children are eligible if effective May 31, 2021, they were enrolled in