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.
Mineral Co. Teacher Named Character Educator of the Year
Diana Sutherland, a teacher at the Mineral County Alternative School, is the 2013 recipient of the Paul J. Morris Character Educator of the Year Award.
The West Virginia Department of Education introduces in|site, an online learning resource for teachers, students and administrators.
W.Va., Spain Sign Agreement to Expand Spanish Instruction in Public Schools
West Virginia Superintendent of Schools Jim Phares on Tuesday joined education leaders from the Embassy of Spain in forming a partnership to bring Spanish teachers to the Mountain State.
2013 Teacher of the Year
West Virginia 2013 Teacher of the Year Michael Funkhouser receives car and cash.
Elkins Basketball visits Charleston
West Virginia Board of Education member Bob Dunlevy and Superintendent Phares welcome Elkins High School basketball team.
New Board Member
The West Virginia Board of Education welcomed its newest member, Tina Combs of Martinsburg.
Milken Educator Award
Cabell County Kindergarten Teacher Whitney Stead receives the $25,000 Milken Educator Award.
James B. Phares officially became West Virginia's 28th state superintendent of schools on January 2, 2013 during an oath of office ceremony in Charleston.
Little Red Riding Hood engages with hundreds of West Virginia students as part of the Student-Centered Arts Learning Environment (SCALE) Project. SCALE encourages educators to explore an arts-integrated approach to teaching.
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.
Arne Duncan Visits West Virginia
U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan greets students at Elk Elementary Center before a roundtable discussion about pre-K education in West Virginia.
Spanish Immersion Camp
Students from across the state attended the first ever West Virginia Spanish Immersion Camp. Students were also able to experience the Spanish culture through art, food and dance.
Students from across the state get their hands dirty during the 2012 West Virginia Youth Science Camp.
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.
East Dale Elementary in Marion County recently launched a new Family Groups anti-bullying, developmental guidance, positive behavior support program. Three houses (Biltmore, Edinburgh and Windsor) have 12 families, each with 15 to 16 students in grades 1 to 6 and a faculty head of family. Houses compete for a House Cup that sits in a trophy case with the winning house name for the next year. Houses earn points for attendance, positive behavior and year ending Field Day. Windsor House won the first House Cup.
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