HEPC reauthorizes all WV 4-year college degree programs

HEPC reauthorizes all WV 4-year college degree programs

After considering factors such as retention, graduation rates, safety and financial health, the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission voted unanimously at its Friday meeting to reauthorize all of the four-year, degree-granting institutions...

Nicholas County schools get FEMA extension

Nicholas County schools get FEMA extension

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has pushed back, from Sunday to late December, the deadline for agreement on a plan to rebuild, and possibly consolidate, the Nicholas County schools that were closed after the June 2016 flood.

Putnam creates new position to support high schools

Putnam creates new position to support high schools

WINFIELD — Members of the Putnam County Board of Education voted Monday to create a new position to oversee secondary education, grades nine through 12.

Report: Black students disciplined at higher rate in WV schools

Report: Black students disciplined at higher rate in WV schools

In the state’s public schools, black children are disciplined at higher rates than white students and other minority groups, according ...

Putnam delegate to donate special session pay to scholarship fund

Putnam delegate to donate special session pay to scholarship fund

A state delegate has chosen to donate his special session pay to a scholarship fund operated by his family.

Marshall offers baseline concussion tests for children playing sports

Marshall offers baseline concussion tests for children playing sports

With more elementary and middle school students getting involved in sports, the risk of concussion is higher than ever.

WV state school board considering no-labels school accountability plan

WV state school board considering no-labels school accountability plan

Following its abandonment of two “summative” labeling systems in three years, the West Virginia Board of Education is now considering a new school accountability system that would no longer give any overall labels to entire schools.

RCBI camps offer students opportunity to explore LEGO robotics

RCBI camps offer students opportunity to explore LEGO robotics

The Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) will offer a camp this summer for 9- to 15-year-old students interested in robotics.

Manchin: Dept. of Education to reconsider WVU, WVSU funding requests

Manchin: Dept. of Education to reconsider WVU, WVSU funding requests

Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., says Education Secretary Betsy DeVos assured him her department is reconsidering the issue concerning funding requests from two West Virginia colleges that made small mistakes on their applications.

Kanawha school board OKs workers’ comp deal with Brickstreet

Kanawha school board OKs workers’ comp deal with Brickstreet

The Kanawha County Board of Education chose the lowest bidder when it selected a new workers’ compensation insurance provider at Thursday’s regular meeting.

WV school board considering changes to nutrition standards

WV school board considering changes to nutrition standards

The West Virginia Board of Education voted Wednesday to put out for 30-day public comment period proposed policy changes that would remove the state’s existing nutrition standards for school meals and snacks and instead tie the state’s...

WV school board lays off audit staff amid funding concerns

WV school board lays off audit staff amid funding concerns

The West Virginia Board of Education, in a voice vote Wednesday, approved laying off the employees of the state Office of Education Performance Audits, amid funding for a possible successor program being targeted for cuts by the House of Delegates....

Science camp attendees get ethics insight from WVU professor

Science camp attendees get ethics insight from WVU professor

The story of the Volkswagen emissions scandal illustrates two very different sides of the same coin — one with good science and ethics, and the other with bad science and loose morality, according to Jon Boggs, lead technical attorney for the...

Nicholas school board to sue over consolidation plan denial

Nicholas school board to sue over consolidation plan denial

Summersville — Nicholas County’s school board voted Wednesday night to sue to attempt to reverse the West Virginia Board of Education’s denial of its school consolidation plan.

Students from across the Americas arrive in WV for science camp

Students from across the Americas arrive in WV for science camp

Since Joseph Clark was a little kid, he has loved computers, technology and figuring out how things work.

WV officials want DeVos to revisit higher-ed funding program

WV officials want DeVos to revisit higher-ed funding program

Members of West Virginia’s congressional delegation are pressuring the U.S. Department of Education to reconsider awarding funds to two universities in the state to help low-income and first-generation college students go to school.

Marshall may partner with BridgeValley on regents program

Marshall may partner with BridgeValley on regents program

Now that West Virginia University Institute of Technology has moved to Beckley, Marshall University is hoping to expand into Kanawha County and attract a larger swath of students from South Charleston and Montgomery.

WV BOE rejects plan to consolidate Nicholas schools

WV BOE rejects plan to consolidate Nicholas schools

The West Virginia Board of Education voted Tuesday to reject the Nicholas County school board’s proposal to consolidate five schools in Richwood, Summersville and Craigsville onto one campus near Summersville.

Board OKs up to $370K for closer look at possible Kanawha main library site

Board OKs up to $370K for closer look at possible Kanawha main library site

The Kanawha County Public Library system’s board approved Monday paying up to $370,000 for what one board member says will be a closer look at the unnamed site she expects will be recommended as the system’s new main branch site.

Marshall professor pleads guilty to tax fraud in DOH kickback scheme

Marshall professor pleads guilty to tax fraud in DOH kickback scheme

Just a week before he was set to go on trial, an award-winning Marshall University professor pleaded guilty to a federal tax fraud charge Monday in connection with a kickback scheme that included former Division of Highways engineers in West Virginia....

For-profit WV business college that lost accreditation faces lawsuit

For-profit WV business college that lost accreditation faces lawsuit

A handful of students who recently graduated from West Virginia Business College with unaccredited degrees are...

$2 mistake costs WVU thousands of federal dollars

$2 mistake costs WVU thousands of federal dollars

West Virginia State University was not the only college in West Virginia to recently lose federal funding for a program that benefits low-income first-generation college students.

Majority of WV school board members undecided on Nicholas vote

Majority of WV school board members undecided on Nicholas vote

Five West Virginia Board of Education members, a majority on that nine-voting-member board, said last week they didn’t yet know how they’re going to vote on Nicholas County’s proposal to merge schools in Richwood, Summersville and ...

WV Dept. of Education still seeking input on ESSA plan

WV Dept. of Education still seeking input on ESSA plan

The West Virginia Department of Education still is seeking input in developing the state’s Every Student Succeeds Act plan, and it intends to hold public meetings on the issue toward the end of this month.