Find out how the new Educator Evaluation System works. All West Virginia teachers will use this system starting in August.
U.S. Green Ribbon Schools
Hometown Elementary School in Putnam County and Petersburg Elementary School in Grant County were named U.S. Green Ribbon Schools for their sound environmental practices.
Sixty-one W.Va. Teachers Earn National Board Certification
Sixty-one West Virginia teachers, who earned National Board Certification for 2012, the highest credential in the teaching profession, were honored Wednesday for their achievement.
Summer Food Service Program
More than 400 summer food sites will participate in the Summer Food Service Program to provide free and nutritious meals for preschool and school age children.
Sharing the Love
The Ansted Middle School Student Council found a way to give back to the community with the launch of their first Locks of Love Hair Donation drive in Fayette County. The drive was a great success with many donors coming out to show their support. Locks of Love is a public non-profit organization who provides hairpieces to disadvantaged children.
State Superintendent Jim Phares is challenging students to keep learning this summer by reading and doing math.
ESEA Flexibility Waiver
Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin, West Virginia Board of Education Members and West Virginia Superintendent Jim Phares detail ESEA Flexibility Waiver approval.
West Virginia History Whiz Kids Become Knights of the Golden Horseshoe
More than 200 eighth grade students from across West Virginia on Friday received the prestigious Golden Horseshoe award for outstanding knowledge of West Virginia history and culture.
Students in the drum ensemble at Mary C. Snow West Side Elementary in Kanawha County perform during Arts Alive 2013 at the Clay Center in Charleston.
Social Studies Fair
Participants in the 2013 West Virginia Social Studies Fair at the Charleston Civic Center take their turn to present their research project to judges as part of the nation's only statewide social studies fair.
The West Virginia Department of Education introduces in|site, an online learning resource for teachers, students and administrators.
It Does Matter
Hundreds of students in Lewis County rallied alongside the West Virginia Department of Education to launch the bullying prevention campaign called It Does Matter.
"Jammin" for Health
Students at Richmond Elementary School in South Charleston took part in JAMmin' for health. The Just-a-Minute (JAM) national campaign is designed to encourage students spend at least one minute a day moving. Altogether more than 120 thousand students in West Virginia danced their way to fitness at 10 a.m. on Sept. 27.
Let's Move! West Virginia
"America's Got Talent" winner Landau Eugene Murphy Jr. joined schoolchildren in performing the Cupid Shuffle on Physical Activity Day at the Capitol as part of the Let's Move! West Virginia Active Schools campaign.
Check out www.readwv.com for online resources that can be used to encourage children and adults to make reading a priority.
Actress Jennifer Garner, who grew up in Charleston, has joined the West Virginia Department of Education in its READ WV campaign to promote reading. Garner says, "It doesn't matter what you read with your kids. Just read."
Next Generation Content Standards
Kindergarten students in Randolph County explore the West Virginia Next Generation Content Standards and Objectives.
What Are You Reading West Virginia?
Former West Virginians John Corbett, Sam Trammell and Jennifer Garner are joining West Virginia's Teacher of the Year to promote reading in the Mountain State.
The students of Chapmanville Middle School in Logan County hosted a Veteran's Day ceremony featuring a key note address by Sen. Art Kirkendoll, D-Logan. The event also included testimonials from local military veterans and featured performances from the school choir as well as student tributes to members of the military forces.
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Two Putnam County students, along with their teachers Erika Klose of Winfield Middle and Maureen Miller of Poca High, recently presented at the National Science Teachers Association Annual Conference held in Indianapolis.
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