West Virginia Education Website Highlighted by National Magazine

April 11, 2003

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Board of Education’s website is receiving national kudos from Governing magazine. WebWatch, a component of the magazine’s website, is spotlighting Grammar Tips.  

Grammar Tips, which appears on the state’s education website, is part of the Grammar For All initiative. Grammar Tips posts tips on correct usage and grammatical traps to avoid. You can find Grammar Tips by logging onto http://wvde.state.wv.us.  

"This recognition shines a spotlight on the Department of Education and the strides being made to teach our students the importance of clear, concise, grammatically correct communication in a fast changing world," said Board President Howard Persinger.  

The Grammar For All initiative was launched by the Board of Education in 2002. The purpose of the initiative is to improve written and spoken grammar skills in West Virginia. As part of the initiative, teachers are being strongly encouraged to use Grammar Tips with students in their classrooms.  

Governing is a monthly magazine whose primary audience is state and local government officials. The magazine has a circulation of about 85,000. The most recent issue can be found on http://www.governing.com.

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