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Kanawha school board chooses calendar; school to begin Aug. 14
By Carrie Hodousek, WV MetroNews

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Students in West Virginia’s largest county will begin the 2017-2018 school year on Aug. 14, 2017.

The Kanawha County Board of Education approved the new school calendar Thursday night with a 4-1 vote after two other calendar options were voted down.

Before the vote, board members considered the results of an online survey from...


U.S. education secretary lauds state's early learning programs
By Ryan Quinn, The Charleston Gazette-Mail

U.S. Education Secretary John B. King Jr. visited Piedmont Elementary and the headquarters of the West Virginia Department of Education on Thursday to recognize the state’s early learning system and publicize how the new, overarching federal education law supports early education efforts.

Speaking at an event in the state Board of Education’s meeting...


Logan County has new superintendent
By WV MetroNews staff

LOGAN, W.Va. — The Logan County Board of Education appointed Darlene Dingess-Adkins as the system’s acting superintendent at a special meeting Wednesday.

Dingess-Adkins will take the place of Suzette Cook, the system’s interim superintendent, who resigned due to health issues.

The board is continuing its search for a permanent superintendent. Phyliss Doty retired earlier this year after...


Town hall meeting part of education secretary's Charleston visit
By WV MetroNews staff

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — U.S. Secretary of Education John King Jr will be part of a town hall discussion Thursday in Charleston.

King will discuss the role of early learning in the Every Student Succeeds Act, according to a news release from state Department of Education.

The town hall will be at the state Board of Education offices on the state capitol complex...


School-based health clinics pilot program in eight counties
By WVEA Communications staff

Teachers and education employees at about 17 schools across eight counties are eligible to participate in a pilot program at their home school-based health clinics, which would allow them to take advantage of reduced or waived copays when they see a primary care physician at the school clinic.

Education employees who choose to enroll in a Comprehensive Care...