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 Schools for the Deaf and the Blind
West Virginia Superintendent of Schools Clayton Burch is now the new superintendent of the West Virginia Schools for the Deaf and the Blind, after stepping aside as the chief of the state's school system.Continue Reading Take Me to More News
Students will return to the West Virginia Schools for the Deaf and the Blind next week following a devastating fire that destroyed the schools’ administrative building.Continue Reading Take Me to More News
The West Virginia Department of Education last week released a report that found the West Virginia Schools for the Deaf and the Blind to be in non-compliance in eight different areas. Those areas included student care, instruction, special education, facilities, transportation, financial indicators and purchasing compliance, personnel and leadership.Continue Reading Take Me to More News
Martin Keller Jr. has been named superintendent for the West Virginia Schools for the Deaf and the Blind.The state Board of Education voted unanimously to…Continue Reading Take Me to More News
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