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  • Common Core and Flexibility: Education Takes Spotlight at Statehouse - West Virginia Public Broadcasting
    published on Thu, 16 Mar 2017 01:07:57 GMT
    Common Core and Flexibility: Education Takes Spotlight at StatehouseWest Virginia Public BroadcastingOn March 23, West Virginia will mark 9 months since devastating flooding in the south central portion of the state took the lives of 23 West Virginians, damaging hundreds if not thousands of homes and businesses. Many communities are still recovering ...and more »...
  • Superintendent Talks Budget Cuts & Public Education - West Virginia Public Broadcasting
    published on Wed, 08 Mar 2017 00:57:23 GMT
    Superintendent Talks Budget Cuts & Public EducationWest Virginia Public BroadcastingStill, lawmakers are looking for ways to save money on education, one of the largest drivers of the state's budget. Superintendent of Schools Dr. Michael Martirano discusses the problems that face the state's public education system and what lawmakers ......
  • VHI helps gives local schools grants to purchase new musical equipment - Martinsburg Journal
    published on Fri, 20 Oct 2017 05:01:41 GMT
    Martinsburg JournalVHI helps gives local schools grants to purchase new musical equipmentMartinsburg JournalBoth organizations work together to support arts education in West Virginia public schools by providing musical instruments to pre-K to eighth grade schools. VH1's Save the Music Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to restoring music ......
  • Anonymous couple donates $50k for BSC's residence hall - Bluefield Daily Telegraph
    published on Fri, 20 Oct 2017 08:15:16 GMT
    Bluefield Daily TelegraphAnonymous couple donates $50k for BSC's residence hallBluefield Daily TelegraphPictured from left to right are West Virginia Higher Education Chancellor Paul Hill, Robert E. 'Bob' Perkinson Jr., president of the Bluefield State College Board of Governors and Bluefield State College President Dr. Marsha Krotseng. The three ......
  • Three Berkeley County recreation projects are closer to fruition - Herald-Mail Media
    published on Fri, 20 Oct 2017 00:34:17 GMT
    Herald-Mail MediaThree Berkeley County recreation projects are closer to fruitionHerald-Mail MediaSteve Catlett, executive director of the Martinsburg-Berkeley County Parks and Recreation Board, said Thursday that, barring an extended delay, Goldie Gibbons Park in the small community of Bedington, W.Va., should move forward this fall with ...and more »...
  • West Virginia awarded maple industry grant - Beckley Register-Herald
    published on Fri, 20 Oct 2017 07:01:31 GMT
    West Virginia awarded maple industry grantBeckley Register-HeraldThe grant, for $203,716, will be used for continuing education and research in the maple industry and to accelerate its growth, both in West Virginia and throughout the central Appalachian region. West Virginia was one of only three states chosen in ......
  • Safe roads vital to West Virginia education - The Exponent Telegram (press release)
    published on Mon, 02 Oct 2017 04:03:40 GMT
    The Exponent Telegram (press release)Safe roads vital to West Virginia educationThe Exponent Telegram (press release)As president of the West Virginia Board of Education, I know the passage of this plan is critical to improving our state's education system. Each day, nearly 3,000 buses transport students to and from schools all over the state, with the average ride ...and more »...
  • Photos: Pumpkins plunge at annual Capital City event - Charleston Gazette-Mail
    published on Thu, 19 Oct 2017 21:45:48 GMT
    Charleston Gazette-MailPhotos: Pumpkins plunge at annual Capital City eventCharleston Gazette-MailA box with a pumpkin inside wrapped by students from Horace Mann Middle School bounces after hitting the pavement during the 19th annual Capital City Pumpkin Drop at Appalachian Power Park on Thursday. The event was hosted by BridgeValley ...and more »...
  • PEIA proposes premium increases ranging from slight to significant - Charleston Gazette-Mail
    published on Thu, 19 Oct 2017 21:06:39 GMT
    West Virginia MetroNewsPEIA proposes premium increases ranging from slight to significantCharleston Gazette-MailWest Virginia Education Association President Dale Lee is critical of the plan, saying annual drip, drip, drip in benefit cuts is taking a toll on state and public school employees, and on retirees. “We used to say, 'We know your salary is low, but ...Premiums, drug expenses likely to rise under proposed PEIA benefits changesWest Virginia MetroNewsall 2 news articles »...
  • More than half of West Virginia children have had an adverse childhood experience - Beckley Register-Herald
    published on Fri, 20 Oct 2017 07:01:31 GMT
    More than half of West Virginia children have had an adverse childhood experienceBeckley Register-HeraldRoughly 26 percent of West Virginia children had two or more adverse experiences, such as the death or incarceration of a parent, witnessing or being a victim of violence, or living with someone who is suicidal or has substance use disorder. Nationally ...and more »...