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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...

September-13-2018

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A Raleigh County elementary school teacher is the 2019 West Virginia Teacher of the Year.

The West Virginia Department of Education announced Jada Reeves as this year’s honoree during a gala Wednesday in Charleston.

Reeves teaches fifth grade at Bradley Elementary School in Mt. Hope, and serves on multiple school committees as well as volunteers in local youth sports.

“I was really shocked,” Reeves said after winning the award. “I...

September-12-2018

By: Mike McCullough, MetroNews

BLUEFIELD, W.Va. — Authorities are on high alert this morning following the second threat in a week at a Mercer County high school.

The first threat happened Tuesday at Princeton Senior High School. Mercer County Schools released the following statement Wednesday morning in regard to a social media...

September-10-2018

Prayer before game goes on despite complaints
WV MetroNews Staff

MAN, W.Va. — Despite the threat of a lawsuit, Friday night’s football game at Man High School in Logan County between Man and Westside started with a public prayer. Although, unlike previous years, this prayer originated and was led by fans of both teams in the stands.

The longstanding tradition of a prayer over the public address season prior to games at the school was...

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