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September-20-2018

Hoppy Kercheval- WV Metronews 

It has been said, in one form or another, that 80 percent of success is showing up—if we can just overcome inertia and force ourselves to get to work, school or the gym, we improve our chances of reaching a favorable outcome.

That is particularly true in education. The education think tank Attendance Works says across the country more than 8 million students are chronically absent, meaning they are missing ten percent or more school days for both...

September-18-2018

WV MetroNews

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia Education Association President Dale Lee is urging cooperation between lawmakers, educators and school staff as the academic year gets underway.

Lee, speaking before the state Board of Education last week, said teachers and lawmakers have to act as one unit for the betterment of students.

“When we invest in the students of West Virginia, that’s when we know we can reach huge dividends along the lines,” he...

September-17-2018

CHARLESTON — The unions for teachers and school service personnel held several unity rallies across the state Sunday afternoon, hoping to reignite the passion seen during last spring's strike.

At the Charleston rally, held on the steps of the Capitol building, teachers hoped to send lawmakers one message — "We're back."

"So here we are, still, watching our colleagues or our mentors leave this state or leave this profession," said Christine Campbell, president of the state's...

September-14-2018

MetroNews, Brittany Murray

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Results of the first-ever West Virginia Schools Balanced Scorecard were unveiled during a meeting of the state Board of Education in Charleston, evaluating accountability ratings for each public school in the Mountain State.

State Superintendent Steve Paine said he’s rather pleased with the results.

“There were really no shocks or surprises other than our attendance rates are lower than I would’ve expected,...

September-13-2018

West Virginia leads nation in obesity for second straight year
By WV MetroNews Staff

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — For the second year in a row, West Virginia leads the nation when it comes to its adult obesity.

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Trust for America’s Health released its 15th annual “State of Obesity” report, which finds the Mountain State’s obesity rate is 38.1 percent, an...

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