July 18, 2019 HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Department of Education and Cabell County Schools joined representatives from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today to recognize Rhonda McCoy with the Summer Food Champion Award. McCoy received the national recognition as a result of her work to help feed children in the Mountain State.
July 11, 2019 Charleston, W.Va. – West Virginia Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Steven Paine issued a statement today in response to a State Board of Education vote to increase his salary: “I am deeply appreciative of the West Virginia Board of Education’s confidence in me and willingness to recognize the accomplishments we have realized
July 10, 2019 Ripley, W.Va. – West Virginia FFA leaders announced that for the second consecutive year, FFA membership has broken a state record. During the 2018-19 school year FFA membership grew to 6,469 members and 83 local chapters, exceeding last year’s record by 1,100 students. The announcement was made during the 91st West
CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Board of Education will meet to conduct routine business on Wednesday, July 10, 2019, at 10:00 a.m., in Capitol Building 6, Room 353 (Board Conference Room), 1900 Kanawha Boulevard, East, Charleston, West Virginia. The meeting agenda may be accessed at http://wvde.state.wv.us/minutes/current/AGENDA1.htm.
July 1, 2019 Charleston, W.Va. – The West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE) today announced six finalists for 2020 West Virginia Teacher of the Year. Finalists were selected among 2019 County Teachers of the Year from each school district. This year’s finalists represent elementary, middle and high school educators from all regions of the
June 20, 2019 Charleston, W.Va. – The West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE) held the inaugural session of its School Leadership Network for experienced principals, June 17 – 19 in Morgantown. Nearly 100 experienced school administrators, with three or more years’ experience, representing 41 counties throughout the state attended the first of three
June 19, 2019 Charleston, W.Va. – The West Virginia Department of Education’s (WVDE) National Board Certification (NBC) Awareness and Support program brought teachers to the Bridgeport Conference Center in Bridgeport, June 18 - 20, 2019, for an in-depth look at the process for those considering pursuing their certification. Sustained support of the NBC
June 14, 2019 Charleston, W.Va. – A man with a fitting name is giving hope to hundreds of students. For this reason, Lionel Hope Jr., an early childhood assistant teacher at Highlawn Elementary School in Cabell County, has been named the 2019 West Virginia School Service Personnel Employee of the Year. The annual award
June 14, 2019 Charleston, W.Va. – The West Virginia KidStrong Conference brings approximately 1,000 participants to Charleston, West Virginia, for a professional learning opportunity Thursday and Friday, June 13 – 14, 2019. Currently in its 16th year, the conference addresses the growing and pressing needs that affect children through a network of partnerships. KidStrong
June 12, 2019 Charleston, W.Va. – The West Virginia Board of Education (WVBE) has given Dr. Steven Paine an exemplary evaluation for his job performance during its annual review of the State Superintendent of Schools. Currently in his second year since returning to the position in March 2017, Paine has given direct focus to