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West Virginia Morning
8:42 am
Fri October 24, 2014

Lung Transplant Approved for Black Lung Victim

On West Virginia Morning, Jessica Lilly checks in with a victim of black lung whose lung transplant was approved after his story aired on West Virginia Public Radio in June.  And Chris Smithers sings the Mountain Stage Song of the Week.

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8:29 am
Thu September 11, 2014

Who Is the School Service Employee of the Year?

As a 38-year school veteran, Shrewsbury has been employed by Mercer County for 33 years, 14 of which have been at Spanishburg. From a field of 33 nominees from county schools and worksites, Shrewsbury was unanimously selected to receive the State Service Personnel Employee of the Year award.
Credit W. Va. Department of Education

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - A kindergarten instructional aide in Mercer County has been honored as the state school service personnel employee of the year.
     The West Virginia Board of Education announced the award Wednesday for Gail Shrewsbury of Spanishburg Elementary School.
     The board says Shrewsbury created a table to improve cafeteria behavior and to reward students who follow the cafeteria rules. She treats those students to a special lunch table with fresh flowers and small surprises bought with her own money.

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New River Community and Technical College
2:00 pm
Thu June 26, 2014

Deal Offers New Certification and College Credit to High School Students

New River Community and Technical College and the state Board of Education are partnering to offer students a pathway to careers in automotive technology.

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2:41 pm
Sun February 16, 2014

W.Va. School Board Seeks Local Spending Flexibility

Credit West Virginia Department of Education

The West Virginia Board of Education says county school districts should have more control over how their state funding is spent.
A decades-old funding formula determines how much state funding each county system gets annually. The formula also determines how this funding is spent.

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Health & Science
3:57 pm
Thu January 9, 2014

W.Va. High School Concussion Rule Approved

Credit wikimedia / mdscottis

The state Board of Education has given final approval to a rule dealing with how high schools handle sports concussions.

The board approved the rule during its monthly meeting this week in Charleston.

“This is a significant step in how we protect all of our athletes from the short- and long-term impact of concussions,” said West Virginia Board of Education President Gayle Manchin.

“Now a certified medical professional must clear student athletes before they can get back into practice or play.”

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1:00 pm
Thu November 14, 2013

70% of our third-graders are behind in reading

WV's third-graders lag behind in reading.

The West Virginia Board of Education has approved the state's participation in The Campaign for Grade Level Reading.

A recent West Virginia KIDS COUNT report found that seven in 10 children can't read proficiently by the end of third grade. The report says three-fourths of those children will remain poor readers throughout high school, and one in six won't graduate.

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Youth Athletics
8:01 am
Wed October 9, 2013

W.Va. school board to discuss concussion rule

Football helmet and face mask
Credit wikimedia / mdscottis

Updated October 9, 2013 1:39 p.m.

   The West Virginia Board of Education has postponed consideration of the concussion rule until its meeting next month. 

The West Virginia Board of Education is set to vote on a proposal that would require high schools to inform parents, coaches and student-athletes of the risk of sports-related head injuries.

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Higher Education
1:26 pm
Mon September 23, 2013

Tabled report: How many high school seniors feel college bound?

Chancellor Paul Hill

Lawmakers delayed hearing a report from the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission Monday that showed only half of the state’s graduating seniors felt academically prepared to go on to college.

Chancellor Paul Hill was scheduled to present the report to the Legislative Oversight Committee on Education Accountability Monday, but the item was pushed until next month’s legislative interims because of time.

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