Square dance calling — the spoken instructions said over the music — makes participation easy. But there are other aspects — like the prevalence of gendered language such as “ladies and gents” — that can make square dancing an unwelcoming or confusing space. One group of friends in the Appalachian square dance scene are taking action to make the tradition more welcoming for all participants.Continue Reading Take Me to More News
The Senate Education Committee took up several bills Tuesday including Senate Bill 619, which would allow teachers in public schools to teach something called intelligent design.Continue Reading Take Me to More News
The coronavirus pandemic has had a big impact on all students. This includes high school students -- some of whom did not qualify for West Virginia’s PROMISE Scholarship this year. There are also still students who have yet to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which, last fall, officials said submissions were down by 25 percent compared to the previous year.Continue Reading Take Me to More News
A bill to help students pay for community and technical college and another that would allow private and homeschool students to participate in extracurriculars at public schools are on the move in the West Virginia Senate.Continue Reading Take Me to More News
The West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission reports that more students are entering four-year colleges in West Virginia this year with almost…Continue Reading Take Me to More News
High school counselors across the state have been notified that recipients of the PROMISE scholarship won’t receive their award letters until after the…Continue Reading Take Me to More News
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