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Concord University is looking for a new leader. The Presidential Search Committee has officially launched the search for the University’s 12th President. 

Concord University is looking for a creative, energetic leader to continue academic excellence, quality campus life, and community service, according to a recent job posting.

The search committee and Board of Governors recently approved the  advertisement.

The life expectancy for American females is 81 years.

In West Virginia, Marshall County has the longest life expectancy for women, with 80 years, while those in McDowell deal with about 6 years shorter life span.

The life expectancy for American males is about 76 years.

Kentuckians get ready to SOAR.

A new book by photographer Builder Levy documents change in the coalfields.

A Tucker County W.Va. clock repairman marks his 90th birthday.

And the West Virginia Music Hall of Fame loses a member.

With the explosion of mobile media use among kids, nearly seven in 10 parents say they currently purchase or plan to purchase apps for their children. When selecting apps, parents say educational content is their top priority, with 77% of parents citing educational content as an important factor, and 90% of parents stating they believe that educational apps will play an important role in children’s learning in the future.

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Colleges and technical schools in southern West Virginia are teaming up to encourage entrepreneurs.

Concord University, Marshall University, the Robert C. Byrd Institute for Advanced Flexible Manufacturing (RCBI), the Natural Capital Investment Fund and TechConnect West Virginia are collaborating to encourage tourism and advanced manufacturing across southern West Virginia.

Families can kick off the holiday season on West Virginia PBS with the return of the blockbuster hit The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About Christmas! on Wednesday, Nov. 27 at 3 p.m.

Courtesy of TM and © 2013 The Jim Henson Company

A new study conducted by Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC), and SRI International found that the acquisition of essential early math skills, such as counting, recognizing numerals, recognizing shapes, and patterning, increased significantly among four- and five-year-old children from economically disadvantaged communities who participated in a 10-week PBS Kids Transmedia Math Supplement initiative. Transmedia includes the use of familiar characters, settings, and stories across different media formats.

Industry Says Students Need Soft Skills to Succeed

Nov 19, 2013
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More than 42,000 West Virginians are employed by the manufacturing industry and state lawmakers were told that number is expected to grow in the coming years, but industry leaders say the state needs to focus on educating those workers now.

President of the West Virginia Manufacturer’s Association Karen Price said the problem with the state’s manufacturing industry is not a job shortage, but a labor shortage.

New WordGirl app builds super-hero vocabulary skills

Kids train to be a superhero alongside WordGirl and Captain Huggy Face in the brand new WordGirl Superhero Training App now available for iPad and Android tablets!

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West Virginia Internet providers say they're working hard to reach the nine percent of people who lack broadband access, but hurdles remain.

The internet providers spoke Monday at the third Discover the Real West Virginia Foundation Broadband Summit in Morgantown.

The Foundation was formed by Sen. Jay Rockefeller who noted when the last broadband summit was held four years ago, less than 72 percent of West Virginians had access to broadband. Today, 91 percent have access.

As part of a nationwide celebration of afterschool programs, Lavalette Elementary in Wayne County took part in Lights on Afterschool, “Get up and Go” last week.

  At nearly 9,000 schools around the country students from elementary to high school took part in the annual Lights on Afterschool program last week. Over 150 kids attended the event here at Lavalette Elementary. The students had dinner, listened to instruction and participated in STEAM related activities.

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Ashton Marra

West Virginia Public Broadcasting staff from around the state spent part of their day reading to school children as part of Jumpstart's Read for the Record initiative. On Thursday, October 3rd West Virginia Public Broadcasting staff joined others across the country to read the children’s book Otis by Loren Long.

INTO off to the start they hoped for at Marshall

Sep 17, 2013

  International students from all over the world are a few weeks into their first semester at Marshall 

  University through a new program called INTO.

About 160 students from the other side of the world are new to the Marshall campus this fall.

Davis & Elkins increases enrollement by 68%

Sep 16, 2013

Davis & Elkins College recently announced admission figures which demonstrate the College’s fifth consecutive year of increased enrollment.

Davis & Elkins College reports a total growth of 65.8 percent since 2008. The Office of the Registrar reported the official figures for the new academic year totaling 847 full-time students, 318 are new students and 529 are returning students.

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Some members of the West Virginia Board of Education took a tour of the Schools for the Deaf and Blind in Romney, W.Va., Wednesday. The Board’s monthly meeting took place on the campus and  prior to the

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meeting members walked through the facility to see how students are educated there and what kind of renovations are needed.

Gayle Manchin, board president, was impressed with some of the rooms she saw during the tour, commenting on how cozy they looked.

Daniel Tiger has a new mobile app

Sep 10, 2013
Image Credit: Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood ©2013 The Fred Rogers Company.

A second app from the popular series Daniel Tiger's NeighborhoodDaniel Tiger’s Day & Night.

Designed for children ages 2-4, the app is available now on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.  Later this fall it will be available for Android devices.

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