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March-12-2020

By Sarah Schwartz, Education Week

March 12, 2020

Students should know that their voices can make a difference, say some of the nation's top teachers. 

That's the message coming from winners of the Milken Educator Awards, an annual contest for the nation's teachers, principals, and other K-12 instructional professionals. 

For more than three decades, the Milken Family Foundation has recognized educators across the country with the award for...

March-10-2020

By Jeff Jenkins, WV MetroNews

March 10, 2020

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — There remain no confirmed novel coronavirus cases in West Virginia despite several in surrounding states.

The state Department of Health and Human Resources said Monday that five cases have been tested, two came have come back negative and three others are pending. Those samples were sent to the Centers for Disease Control. The state Bureau of Public Health received...

March-06-2020

By Jake Flatley, WV MetroNews

March 6, 2020

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Although there are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Kanawha County or West Virginia yet, the state’s largest school system is taking precautions.

Kanawha County Schools released its plan on Thursday for dealing with the COVID-19 virus, also known as the novel coronavirus...

March-02-2020

WV MetroNews

March 2, 2020

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Clayton Burch, the newly named West Virginia superintendent of schools believes in a bright future for state schools, even if he is not in the same position for it.

Burch was named to the position without an interim or acting superintendent tag on February 21 in an emergency meeting to...

February-21-2020

By Brad McElhinny, WV MetroNews

February 21, 2020

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — State schools superintendent Steve Paine is departing even sooner than expected.

The state Board of Education has announced an emergency 3 p.m. meeting today to accept Paine’s retirement, effective immediately.

The meeting announcement says the state board...

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