More than 1,200 student-issued iPads unaccounted for in Kanawha County

More than 1,200 student-issued iPads unaccounted for in Kanawha County

Kanawha County’s public school system has so far not recovered 1,269 of the 15,025 iPad tablet computers it has provided students over the past three school years, the county Board of Education learned Thursday.

Pinch Elementary air conditioning down in several classrooms

Pinch Elementary air conditioning down in several classrooms

Pinch Elementary’s air conditioning system hasn’t been fully functioning since the school year started Monday, the school’s principal said.

Most Kanawha parents unable to fill out first-day forms online

Most Kanawha parents unable to fill out first-day forms online

Most Kanawha County parents aren’t able to fill out the local public school system’s annually required “first-day packet” forms online after all.

Kanawha, Putnam schools announce eclipse viewing policies

Kanawha, Putnam schools announce eclipse viewing policies

Kanawha County public schools will be open Monday on a regular schedule, but will grant students excused absences if their parents or guardians pick them up before the partial solar eclipse, according to the school system.

Trial date set for ex-GW counselor’s suit against Kanawha school board

Trial date set for ex-GW counselor’s suit against Kanawha school board

The trial between a George Washington High School counselor suing the Kanawha County Board of Education over defamation claims will begin next week.

WVU names new Greek life director

WVU names new Greek life director

After months of searching, West Virginia University has found someone to oversee its fraternities and sororities.

Putnam students to get hands-on training experience in police work

Putnam students to get hands-on training experience in police work

ELEANOR — Students in Putnam County now have the opportunity to get hands-on experience to prepare them for careers in law enforcement and public safety.

Putnam board adds teacher, nurse positions

Putnam board adds teacher, nurse positions

Members of the Putnam County Board of Education voted Monday to create two new positions for the 2017-18 school year.

Photo: Summer break ends for Kanawha schools

Photo: Summer break ends for Kanawha schools

With a start date of Aug. 14, Kanawha County schools bring students back earlier than almost every other county in West Virginia.

Marshall University hosting solar eclipse viewing event

Marshall University hosting solar eclipse viewing event

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) – Free solar eclipse viewing glasses and free Moon Pies are being offered to people participating in Marshall University’s viewing event on Aug. 21.

Herbert Hoover High complex on stilts opens as Kanawha school year begins

Herbert Hoover High complex on stilts opens as Kanawha school year begins

ELKVIEW — Micah Cutlip said spending her senior year at the new, temporary version of Herbert Hoover High — a structure of fused batches of off-white trailers surrounded by wooden ...

Two-thirds of WV's high school seniors apply for financial aid

Two-thirds of WV's high school seniors apply for financial aid

Nearly two-thirds of all high school seniors in West Virginia had completed an important application by the end of June, according to the state's Higher Education Policy Commission.

WV ed department proposing making out-of-school suspensions count against attendance rate

WV ed department proposing making out-of-school suspensions count against attendance rate

The West Virginia Department of Education has proposed making out-of-school suspensions, other than those resulting from the highest level of student offenses, count against public schools’ attendance rates.

Amid call for restraint, finger pointing continues in WV audit mess

Amid call for restraint, finger pointing continues in WV audit mess

Data about state agencies’ pension liability that held up the most recent statewide financial audit has already been sent to agencies this year, months ahead of when the information went out last year.

WV school board OKs sharing of non-nutritional, homemade foods in schools

WV school board OKs sharing of non-nutritional, homemade foods in schools

The West Virginia Board of Education on Thursday approved removing much of the state’s public school meal nutrition standards and tying them to federal minimum requirements, and approved allowing the sharing of homemade and non-nutritional...

Kanawha officials talk safety as school year approaches

Kanawha officials talk safety as school year approaches

Kanawha County officials gathered on Thursday to remind residents about the approaching school year.

Kanawha literacy group training ESL tutors for free

Kanawha literacy group training ESL tutors for free

To help with the increased demand of English as a Second Language students, the Literacy Volunteers of Kanawha County is offering training for tutors.

WV math test proficiency rate increases slightly, dips in English

WV math test proficiency rate increases slightly, dips in English

In the spring, West Virginia public school students increased their math “proficiency” rates on the end-of-year statewide standardized tests for a second consecutive year in every tested grade but third, while English language arts...

Back to school event to help Putnam kids slated for Friday

Back to school event to help Putnam kids slated for Friday

Students and families in Putnam County who need assistance purchasing school supplies for the upcoming school year are invited to the school system’s annual Back to School Blast Friday.

Kanawha schools proposes e-cigarette ban; OKs $740K for Hoover portables

Kanawha schools proposes e-cigarette ban; OKs $740K for Hoover portables

The Kanawha County Board of Education put out for public comment Monday a policy revision that would ban e-cigarettes, vaping and all substances containing nicotine at all times from property the county public school system owns, leases or operates,...

WV school officials reconsider allowing homemade food at school parties

WV school officials reconsider allowing homemade food at school parties

The West Virginia Department of Education now is proposing allowing homemade food to be brought into public schools to be shared for “special events,” a reversal of its previous proposal to keep banning sharing such foods, and...

SBA committee debates need to hire outside firms to manage contractors

SBA committee debates need to hire outside firms to manage contractors

The Monroe County Board of Education is asking the state School Building Authority to remove the construction management firm assigned to the proposed new Peterstown school.

Photos: Richwood High alumni show flood of support for shuttered school

Photos: Richwood High alumni show flood of support for shuttered school

Amid RESA leader departures, WV school officials discuss new options

Amid RESA leader departures, WV school officials discuss new options

ROANOKE — As the state’s eight Regional Education Service Agencies approach their legally ordained demise next summer, county school board members, public school system superintendents, executive directors of ...