Education

West Liberty University

 

West Liberty University is one of several  higher education institutions in the state that have recently hired new presidents. Weirton-native Stephen Greiner spoke with West Virginia Public Broadcasting about coming home to lead a school in the Northern Panhandle.


West Virginia Public Broadcasting has hundreds of thousands of digital resources available for teachers, caregivers and students on its West Virginia LearningMedia platform.  The breadth of these resources can be overwhelming so, we have launched a bi-monthly e-newsletter  to highlight a few of the incredible resources available for free. Our goal is to bring resources to you in a timely manner or to let you know of specific contests or activities with which we are involved.   

WVU Tech

A legal challenge has been filed to block West Virginia University from Moving WVU Tech from Montgomery to Beckley.

The lawsuit filed in Kanawha County also is pressing the university's governing board to fully implement the so-called WVU Tech Revitalization Project, according to media reports.

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West Virginia University and officials for the city of Morgantown have reached an agreement over policing the school's fraternity and sorority houses.

Jean Snedegar

Our newsroom recently teamed up with the producers of Inspiring West Virginians for a special episode of Inside Appalachia. The show features Mountain State natives who are leaders in business or a STEM field. STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and math. 

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West Virginia is expected to be in the national spotlight on January 26 in an episode of the PBS documentary series, American Experience.

David Benbennick

Police in Mineral County say a motorist has died after his vehicle collided head-on with a school bus that had no students aboard.

Media outlets report the collision occurred shortly after 8 a.m. Thursday on U.S. Route 50 near New Creek. The bus driver wasn't hurt.

Ashton Marra / West Virginia Public Broadcasting

According to a study by New America's Education Policy Program, West Virginia leads the nation in developing children's literacy skills.

West Virginia was one of five states graded as “walking” in the report, meaning the state is making solid strides towards a comprehensive birth through third grade literacy policy.

Writers Contest

Jan 6, 2016

Calling all writers in kindergarten through 5th grade!  We want to see what you are writing. Take part in our annual Writers Contest, deadline to enter is March 31, 2016.  Stories must be the original work of the author and be accompanied by original art.  Stories must be single author stories and can be fact, fiction, prose or poetry.  Additional rules and entry forms can be found at http://writeonkids.org

Prizes will be awarded for first through third places at each grade level. 

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In 2013, the West Virginia Center for Children’s Justice launched a program called Handle With Care. The collaborative  program is meant to help children who’ve experienced abuse, neglect or other types of trauma succeed in school. The program that started on the West Side of Charleston is now expanding across the state and in other communities across the nation.

Apply now for a once-in-a-lifetime FREE Professional Development experience including a trip to Denver, CO preceding this year’s ISTE ( International Society for Technology in Education) conference for hands-on training!

PBS LearningMedia is looking for America’s most innovative educators who use digital media and technology in the classroom. If that’s you, we invite you to submit your application to become a 2016 PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovator. Selected applicants will receive:

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A new West Virginia commission's discussions of possibly changing standardized testing won't be public.

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A former state schools superintendent has asked the West Virginia Supreme Court to reconsider its unanimous decision to dismiss her lawsuit against the State Board of Education over its decision to fire her.

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The Pocahontas County school system is going to try to implement new school bus routes on days where classes might have previously been canceled because of snow.

The school system's Director of Transportation Ruth Bland tells The Inter-Mountain that the move will preserve instructional days and prevent cancelations from cutting further into summer break.

Ashton Marra / West Virginia Public Broadcasting

The West Virginia School Building Authority denied a request Monday from the Fayette County school system for $39 million over three years to construct and renovate facilities in the district.

The Authority gives out additional dollars annually to counties to aid in the construction and renovation of schools. Monday, the board distributed some $56 million to 15 county school systems.

Ashton Marra / West Virginia Public Broadcasting

The West Virginia School Building Authority met Monday to award more than $56 million in state funds to county school systems for facilities improvement projects. The following are the counties selected and the details of their projects:

Monroe County, December 2015     Monroe County Early Head Start and Head Start held a Storybook Christmas and invited Clifford the Big Red Dog to host the event.  Youngsters participated in activity stations based upon various storybooks.  Students from James Monroe High School Child Development Classes ran the stations.  At each station one of Clifford's Big Ideas was integrated into the activity. 

Listen as one teacher tells why PBS LearningMedia, a free digital resource is so important in his classroom.  If you are interested in bringing PBS LearningMedia into your classroom check it out:

http://www.boe.faye.k12.wv.us/school_home.aspx?schoolid=7

The West Virginia Board of Education is asking the state School Building Authority to put Fayette County at the front of line during its next round of financial awards. 

Board  members voted 6 to 2 in a meeting Tuesday approving a resolution that asks Fayette County be considered a priority for additional funding from the West Virginia School Building Authority.

PBS LearningMedia

If you search for definitions of the word “computer” from different eras, you’ll see how we have defined it has changed over time. Today, computer use as we know it is so prevalent that many cannot imagine life without them. So who invented the first real computer? 

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