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Kanawha Board of Education hears about volunteer reading program

An official from a literacy group used the example of a high school athlete who could not read his own nickname to impress upon the Kanawha County school board the need for a partnership between their organizations.

Tim McClung, vice president...

Manchin, Capito vote to rewrite decades-old education law

U.S. Sens. Joe Manchin and Shelley Moore Capito voted Thursday to overhaul a decades-old education law that promises to roll back federal oversight of schools and shift more control to states and local-level educators.

Manchin and Capito...

More than 3,200 W.Va. students awarded PROMISE scholarships

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — More than 3,200 members of the Class of 2015 have been awarded the state’s merit-based PROMISE Scholarship.

The West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission announced the number of scholarships awarded...

Ohio County school board ditches phone-in meeting option

WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) — The Ohio County Board of Education has ended the practice of allowing members to call in to meetings, collecting $160 for participating each time they do.

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Education report ranks W.Va. community colleges as affordable
Education report ranks W.Va. community colleges as affordable

Four public two-year institutions in state reported as economical

Study finds natural gas reserves in Appalachia larger than estimated

Study finds natural gas reserves in Appalachia larger than previously believed

$1M renovation project to Marshall University’s dining hall

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — School officials say that a prominent dining hall on Marshall University’s campus is getting a $1 million renovation that will make the space more comfortable for students and offer more options for food stations....

Proposed teacher insurance plan a ‘union-buster,’ labor officials say

Proposal for state to offer liability coverage met with some concerns from union leaders

State school board elects new leaders
State school board elects new leaders

The West Virginia Board of Education elected new officials Thursday ahead of President Gayle Manchin’s term expiration in November.

Mike Green, a Republican from Monongalia County, will become the school board’s new president after ...

School board shoots down year-round coaching, calls for impact study

A proposal to allow year-round coaching of high school athletic teams was shot down Thursday by the West Virginia Board of Education.

Asked to approve the proposal from the West Virginia Secondary School Activities Commission, an organization...

Petition created to change name of Stonewall Jackson Middle School

Professor seeks to explore options for Stonewall Jackson Middle School

Education department seeks public input during Common Core review

After months of preparation, the West Virginia Department of Education announced Wednesday it will officially launch a review of its embattled math and English standards, which have come under fire in recent years for being based on Common Core....

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