Education

Marshall University
6:01 pm
Tue January 13, 2015

Marshall Celebrates Life of Stephen J. Kopp

Credit marshall.edu

Members of the Marshall and Huntington community remembered President Stephen J. Kopp yesterday as a great leader and caring man.

Marshall University held a memorial service Tuesday for President Kopp who passed away suddenly on December 17th. Speakers from all walks of Kopp’s life as leader of the University spoke about the kind of man Kopp was. His daughter Liz Bradley.

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Oak Hill
9:49 am
Tue January 13, 2015

Oak Hill Middle School Buildings Closed for Safety Issues

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Two buildings on an Oak Hill middle school's campus have been closed because of safety issues.

Fayette County school officials closed Collins Middle School's main building on Monday. A building housing the school's gym and a school-based health clinic was closed in December.

An inspection found that a third building housing fifth- and sixth-graders is sound. That building will remain open.

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Legislature
5:00 am
Mon January 12, 2015

Bullying in Schools to Be a Topic of Discussion in 2015 Legislative Session

Credit Ashton Marra / West Virginia Public Broadcasting

Bullying and harassment in schools was the topic of discussion during the Joint Standing Committee on Education yesterday.

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Marshall University
4:29 pm
Wed January 7, 2015

Marshall Interim President to Keep Things Moving in Right Direction

Credit West Virginia Higher Education Policy Comission

The Marshall University Board of Governors announced last week that Gary White will take over as interim president in the wake of the death of President Stephen J. Kopp.

White takes over while a search for a permanent replacement takes place. Former President Stephen J. Kopp passed away on December 17th. White is a native of Logan and recently served on Marshall’s board of governors in 2010. White also recently served on the Higher Education Policy Commission. He said his plan for the university while they look for a permanent replacement is to stay the course.

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Education
6:27 am
Tue January 6, 2015

W.Va. Schools Chief to Tour Eastern Panhandle Schools

Credit Ashton Marra / West Virginia Public Broadcasting

West Virginia's superintendent of schools is heading to the Eastern Panhandle this week to meet with teachers and students in Berkeley, Jefferson and Morgan counties.

Michael Martirano starts his road trip on Wednesday at Musselman High School in Berkeley County. He has other stops at county schools that day before moving on to Jefferson County schools on Thursday. He wraps up the tour on Friday in Morgan County.

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Mountain State University
11:08 am
Mon January 5, 2015

Former Mountain State University Suing Accrediting Body

Credit Mountain State University

Officials with the former Mountain State University are shifting their attention to a lawsuit against an accrediting body.

Trustee Elmer Coppoolse tells The Register-Herald that Mountain State officials wanted to ensure the campus was in good hands before focusing on the lawsuit.

Last week, West Virginia University announced that it plans to buy Mountain State's campus in Beckley.

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Education
10:21 am
Mon December 29, 2014

WVU's New Engineering Research Building to Open in Fall 2015

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West Virginia University's new Advanced Engineering Research Building is on track to open in the fall of 2015.

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Education
11:06 am
Fri December 26, 2014

W.Va. Higher Education Changes to Help Students

West Virginia higher education leaders are finalizing policy changes to help students more easily transfer college credits and earn degrees.

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New President
10:15 am
Fri December 19, 2014

W.Va. Northern Community College Names President

Credit http://www.wvncc.edu/

Vicki Riley has been named as president of West Virginia Northern Community College.

Riley has served as the school's vice president of academic affairs since January 2008.

The West Virginia Council for Community and Technical College Education appointed Riley to the president's job on Thursday.

Riley's appointment is effective Jan. 6. She will replace Martin J. Olshinsky, who is retiring.

She previously served as special assistant to the chancellor for the community and technical college council and as president of Marshall Community and Technical College.

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West Virginia Morning
9:04 am
Fri December 19, 2014

Rockefeller Has Harsh Words for Most CIA Directors

On West Virginia Morning, Sen. Jay Rockefeller has harsh words for many of the CIA Directors he’s known.  Beth Vorhees continues her conversation with the senator about the CIA torture report released last week.  Also, a report about the Common Core curriculum.

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Education
1:06 pm
Wed December 17, 2014

Yes or No to Common Core? W.Va. Isn't Sure.

A box of the yellow t-shirts worn by many anti-Common Core citizens.
Credit Liz McCormick / West Virginia Public Broadcasting

Common Core is an educational initiative that has been in news headlines lately due to some controversy surrounding it. At the State Capitol yesterday, Delegates, Senators, and public met on the House floor to hear from eight representatives either for or against Common Core.

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School Construction
9:36 am
Tue December 16, 2014

Nine Counties to Receive Funding for School Construction Projects

Credit http://www.wvs.state.wv.us/wvsba/

Nine counties will receive state funding for school construction projects.

The largest award, $1 million, will go to Berkeley County to add six classrooms to Potomack Intermediate School near Martinsburg.

Greenbrier, Wirt, Gilmer, Marion, Ohio, Fayette, Upshur and Lincoln will receive smaller grants for projects.

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Education
10:39 am
Fri December 12, 2014

W.Va. Girls Scouts Promoting STEM Education

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The Girls Scouts council in West Virginia is implementing a program to promote science, technology, engineering and math fields.

The Girl Scouts of Black Diamond Council says the program called "Imagine Your STEM Future" will work to inspire more girls to pursue education and careers in those fields.

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Education
10:34 am
Fri December 12, 2014

Former Superintendent Case Heading to W.Va. Supreme Court

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A legal battle over the firing of West Virginia's school superintendent is heading to the state's highest court.

A Kanawha County circuit judge last month refused to dismiss former superintendent Jorea Marple's lawsuit. The Charleston Gazette reports that the West Virginia Board of Education is appealing that ruling to the state Supreme Court.

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Public Education
6:40 pm
Thu December 11, 2014

W.Va. Board OKs Plan for More Flexible School Days

West Virginia Board of Education President Gayle Manchin
Credit West Virginia Department of Education

Members of the state Board of Education have approved a pilot program that will give school districts more flexibility in planning their instructional days.

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School Evacuation
4:13 pm
Thu December 11, 2014

Huntington High Evacuated After Firework Type Device Found

School bus arrives to evacuate Huntington High students.
Credit Clark Davis

Huntington Police evacuated Huntington High school Thursday afternoon after school administrators received reports that a student had an explosive device.

Late Thursday morning Huntington Police were called to the high school because of a report of a firework type device found in the possession of a juvenile. The student had shown the device to another juvenile who reported it. Huntington Police Chief Joe Ciccarelli says the onsite resource officer, who is a member of the Huntington Police Department arrested the individual. The device was then recovered and rendered inert. 

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Public Education
11:54 am
Thu December 11, 2014

Common Core: Educators Say Yes, Lawmakers Aren't Sure

State Superintendent Dr. Michael Martirano speaking to the west Virginia Board of Education.
Credit Ashton Marra / West Virginia Public Broadcasting

Members of the state Board of Education heard directly from teachers this month about the development and the implementation of the state’s Next Generation Standards. Those standards are West Virginia’s version of Common Core.

“So, today is a moment for us to pause as a state to reflect on where we are with our education reform and our educational progress,” State Superintendent of Schools Dr. Michael Martirano said during the board’s meeting Wednesday.

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West Virginia Morning
7:52 am
Tue December 9, 2014

Republicans Pledge to Work Together

On West Virginia Morning, Republican lawmakers at both the state and federal levels pledge to work together to move their agendas forward.  And Governor Tomblin tells a classroom of third graders about the importance of STEM based learning. 

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Higher Education
11:59 am
Fri December 5, 2014

Adult Education Opportunities Expanding in W.Va.

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A nearly $500,000 federal grant is set to expand adult education opportunities across West Virginia.

The West Virginia Network says it has received funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Distance Learning and Telemedicine grant program.

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Higher Education
3:51 pm
Thu November 20, 2014

WVU Revokes Charter from Second Fraternity

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West Virginia University says a second fraternity has had its charter revoked by its national office.

The Morgantown school said Thursday that Beta Theta Pi has informed the university that the local chapter's charter had been pulled "based on past behavior issues."

The Charleston Gazette reports that the move comes after Kappa Sigma fraternity's national office informed WVU last week that the school's chapter had been suspended since mid-October.

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