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WVDE recognizes 42 schools for high performance and progress
By Carrie Hodousek, WV MetroNews

The West Virginia Department of Education announced the 2014-2015 Reward Schools list Thursday. Forty-two schools statewide were honored for high performance and progress.

The state DOE determined where schools were placed on the list based on results from the WESTEST2 conducted in the spring of 2014.

Melanie Purkey, executive director of the state DOE...


Standing law could restrict snow-day forgiveness in W.Va.
By Ryan Quinn, The Charleston Gazette

County school districts in West Virginia might still have to make up all missed snow days this academic year, despite efforts to find them some exemptions....


Therapist asks W.Va. to join nearby states in mandating school hours, not days
By Jessica Farrish, (Beckley) Register-Herald

 A physical therapist in the Raleigh County school system said she's so tired of Charleston lawmakers wreaking havoc on the local...


New program to focus on children exposed to traumatic events
By Samuel Speciale, Charleston Daily Mail

 Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin and U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin announced Tuesday the statewide expansion of a juvenile justice program that requires law...


School leadership summit set in Charleston
By The Associated Press

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Educators from across West Virginia are gathering in Charleston for a school leadership summit.