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
West Virginia’s School Service Personnel of the Year finalists were announced Monday.Continue Reading Take Me to More News
Dale Lee, president of the West Virginia Education Association, has raised concerns that Hope Scholarship funds are being spent in public schools in other states.Continue Reading Take Me to More News
Completed Legislation Includes Treatment Bed Limits, Possible School District Consolidation And Retirees Back To Work
A bill that limits the number of substance use treatment beds per West Virginia county is now headed to the governor for his signature.Continue Reading Take Me to More News
he Solutions for Success focus groups were initiated in response to the most recent National Assessment of Education Progress (NAEP) test scores that ranked West Virginia near the bottom of the list. A series of focus groups were held in Morgantown, Wheeling, Charleston, Beckley and Martinsburg.Continue Reading Take Me to More News
There are two schools of thought dominating the politics of improving West Virginia’s education systems. Some promote non-traditional education, while others say public schools must be prioritized.Continue Reading Take Me to More News
In a statement released Thursday evening, West Virginia’s Superintendent of Education Clayton Burch and the state school board said the Hope Scholarship diverts funding from public schools and that makes it unconstitutional.Continue Reading Take Me to More News
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