Boone schools may cut 40-45 positions as grievances, suits continue

Boone schools may cut 40-45 positions as grievances, suits continue

Boone County Schools’ superintendent tentatively plans to recommend the Boone school board eliminate 40 to 45 positions for next school year, but cutting that many will be difficult now that board members have rejected his proposed school...

WV state schools superintendent: Board must decide on streaming meetings

WV state schools superintendent: Board must decide on streaming meetings

At least as far back as July 2015, West Virginia Board of Education member Bill White has suggested the board consider televising or live-streaming its meetings.

Students attend free ‘Hidden Figures’ screening

Students attend free ‘Hidden Figures’ screening

Hundreds of students from the Kanawha Valley and their parents came to Charleston’s Park Place Stadiums Cinema on Saturday for a special viewing of “Hidden Figures,” the biographical drama that tells the story of how three African-...

WV Business College denied accreditation

WV Business College denied accreditation

The West Virginia Business College, with campuses in Wheeling and Nutter Fort, was not re-accredited and its students could risk losing access to federal financial aid unless the school wins an appeal of the decision.

Kanawha position cuts may include 11 vice principals

Kanawha position cuts may include 11 vice principals

Kanawha County Schools Superintendent Ron Duerring is planning to recommend that the Kanawha school board eliminate 11 vice principal positions in middle and high schools and cut the executive director of elementary education as part of planned staff...

Data shows 4 WV training programs fail to meet standards

Data shows 4 WV training programs fail to meet standards

Students at a handful of programs offered by for-profit colleges in West Virginia graduate with annual student loan repayments that take up too much of their annual incomes, the U.S. Department of Education said.

Fayette school board offered return of partial control of school system

Fayette school board offered return of partial control of school system

Following the state School Building Authority board’s vote last month to fund the first major projects of a consolidation plan that would drop the number of Fayette County’s public schools from 18 to 11, the West Virginia Board of...

WV may move away from Smarter Balanced tests

WV may move away from Smarter Balanced tests

The West Virginia Board of Education decided Wednesday, in a voice vote with no nays heard, to put out for public comment a policy that would shift the standardized tests for all public high schools from Smarter Balanced to end-of-course exams.

Report: WV public colleges awarding more degrees

Report: WV public colleges awarding more degrees

Despite years of declining enrollment, a new report...

2 WVU law professors oppose Sessions’ nomination

2 WVU law professors oppose Sessions’ nomination

Two law professors at West Virginia University signed a letter this week urging the U.S. Senate to not confirm President-elect Donald Trump’s...

Finalists selected for WV professor of the year award

Finalists selected for WV professor of the year award

Five professors have been chosen as finalists for the Faculty Merit Foundation of West Virginia’s Professor of the Year award, according to a news release.

Nicholas superintendent recommends consolidating Richwood, other schools

Nicholas superintendent recommends consolidating Richwood, other schools

SUMMERSVILLE — Nicholas County’s public schools superintendent recommended Monday night building just one school to replace the flood-damaged Richwood Middle and Summersville Middle, and building another...

Putnam teachers concerned over bus ride to continuing education program

Putnam teachers concerned over bus ride to continuing education program

WINFIELD — Some Putnam County teachers have concerns about being told to ride a school bus to an upcoming continuing education workshop.

Kanawha library board plans hazardous materials survey at main branch

Kanawha library board plans hazardous materials survey at main branch

The Kanawha County Public Library system’s board voted Monday night to hire a Nitro company to conduct a hazardous materials survey of the library’s main branch.

Kanawha: Schools losing funds for 72 positions

Kanawha: Schools losing funds for 72 positions

Kanawha County’s public school system announced Monday that it is losing funding for 72 positions next fiscal year because of a loss of 731 students from last school year to this school year.

Cabell school system investigating teacher’s anti-Muslim tweets

Cabell school system investigating teacher’s anti-Muslim tweets

A Huntington High School social studies teacher who has posted numerous hateful views on Twitter deleted her account amid a school investigation of her social media use on Monday.

WV Writers student writing competition now open

WV Writers student writing competition now open

West Virginia Writers Inc. is now accepting submissions for its annual contest for grades 1-12, the New Mountain Voices Student Writing Contest. Submissions are accepted now through March 15 (with a late deadline of March 31). The contest is free to...

Power outage in Kanawha sends students at 2 schools home early

Power outage in Kanawha sends students at 2 schools home early

A few thousand people were without electricity in Kanawha County on Monday morning, and two schools were closed early.

Twenty-eight apply to lead Fairmont State

Twenty-eight apply to lead Fairmont State

The governing body of Fairmont State University hopes to hire a new president by April.

Harrison County school employees choose to be life-long learners

Harrison County school employees choose to be life-long learners

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (AP) – Employees in the Harrison County School District are choosing to be lifelong learners through continuing education, remaining up-to-date on the newest information, technology and instructional strategies.

As WV public schools struggle, GOP leaders talk up other options

As WV public schools struggle, GOP leaders talk up other options

Though details of possible bills are vague, some Republicans are suggesting the GOP-controlled Legislature will again this year consider legislation that would support educational options outside of the traditional kindergarten-12th-grade public...

2 Gilmer board members resign as school system freed from state control

2 Gilmer board members resign as school system freed from state control

GLENVILLE — Gilmer County’s locally elected school board will at least nominally regain control of the county’s public school system Monday, but two of the five board members have called it quits.

FSU caps scholarship that covers gap between Promise, cost of tuition

FSU caps scholarship that covers gap between Promise, cost of tuition

Declining state appropriations going to Fairmont State University prompted the school to restructure its Promise Beyond scholarship, a program meant to bridge the gap between the cost of tuition and fees and what the state’s Promise Scholarship ...

Wheeling Jesuit University president resigns

Wheeling Jesuit University president resigns

The president of Wheeling Jesuit University resigned this week, the school said in a Thursday news release.


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