COVID News Release

WVDE Releases Scenarios for Re-entry

Charleston, W.Va. - The West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE) released initial scenarios for the re-entry and recovery of schools for the 2020-21 school year and beyond during the June meeting of the West Virginia Board of Education (WVBE). The information, housed on the WVDE’s website, represents the work of the state’s School Re-entry ...

WV Department of Education Partnership Sends 200,000 Books to Children

June 5, 2020 CHARLESTON, W.Va. - The West Virginia Department of Education is pleased to launch the West Virginia Blue Ribbon Selections Book Club, a partnership between the WVDE, the Marshall University June Harless Center, and The Dollywood Foundation. As part of the project, approximately 200,000 books will be distributed this summer to ...

Advisory Council to Assist with School Recovery

Charleston, W.Va. - The West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE) will work with a network of partners as part of the state’s School Re-entry Advisory Council to assist the school system to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. The council consists of state and national stakeholders who will develop resources and offer expertise critical ...

Educators, Staff Step Forward during Crisis

It’s not every day you get a call from the school counselor. But on this day, third-grader Colin Klass was excited — Mrs. Brandenburg, his counselor, had called to wish him a happy birthday. “He had the biggest smile,” Colin’s mother, Victoria, said. “She called early that day and it helped him ...

Going the Extra Mile for Students

A few weeks ago, Rachel Blankenship took to Twitter to brag on her mom, Vickie, a little bit. “My mom is a principal in West Virginia who goes the extra mile for her school. She just finished writing a letter to each of her students and is mailing them today. Nearly 300 letters!” she ...

Pandemic EBT Means Additional Nutrition Resources for WV Children

CHARLESTON, W.Va –  The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has approved West Virginia’s application for Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer (P-EBT) cards to support child nutrition needs during the COVID-19 pandemic. Under the direction of Governor Jim Justice, the joint request was recently submitted by the West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE) and the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (WVDHHR). P-EBT was introduced in H.R. 6201, ...

School Lunch Hero Day Comes with Honors to West Virginia

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - The West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE) is pleased to announce two school nutrition employees have earned national recognition as part of the School Nutrition Association’s (SNA) annual School Lunch Hero Award. The program honors frontline heroes throughout the country who ensure students have access to healthy meals during ...

West Virginia To Offer Free SAT School Day To Seniors This Fall

April 30, 2020 CHARLESTON, W.Va.– The West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE) has worked closely with College Board to establish an SAT School Day administration this fall for West Virginia students who will be seniors during the 2020-21 school year. This administration of the exam will provide seniors who would have taken ...

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