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W.Va. ACT test scores below national average

West Virginia high school graduates tested below the national average on the ACT college readiness exam this year, a new report has found.

The state’s composite score of 20.6 — on a scale of 1 to 36 — has remained the same...

W.Va. ACT test scores below national average

West Virginia high school graduates tested below the national average on the ACT college readiness exam this year, a new report has found.

The state’s composite score of 20.6 — on a scale of 1 to 36 — has remained the same...

Teachers upset over methods of training

Teachers union leader says she

favors Common Core, but claims the system was set up for failure

W.Va. State reduces workforce to cut costs

INSTITUTE, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia State University has reduced its workforce and is looking at other ways to cut costs.

Ten employees have been laid off and 15 vacant positions have been eliminated.

West Virginia...

W.Va. schools get new musical instruments
W.Va. schools get new musical instruments

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The start of the school year at Calhoun County Middle-High School coincided with the opening of boxes containing shiny, new musical instruments.

The arriving truck earlier this month from the VH1 Save the Music...

Upgraded software coming to WV library consortium

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A consortium of West Virginia public libraries plans to upgrade its software in September.

New software will streamline the work of cataloging books and making them available to patrons of the Northern...

Federal law will help veterans earn education

Little-publicized provision in bill

will allow veterans to pay in-state rates

Poll finds majority oppose Common Core

Americans polled said they believe standards limit teachers’ flexibility

State colleges rank best in country

Ranking pulls data from reputed sources, W.Va. ties with Maine, Montana for top spot

Reader photos: Back to school in Putnam County
Reader photos: Back to school in Putnam County

School started Monday in Putnam County, one of West Virginia’s fastest growing counties.

Students aren’t the only ones busy now that a new school year has arrived. School officials are working on ways to improve the way they...

Students at Montessori school help shape curriculum
Students at Montessori school help shape curriculum

For this state, there’s a one-of-a-kind middle school in Kanawha County where students write the rulebook and set the deadlines for when homework is due.

That’s what the students enrolled in Mountaineer Montessori’s new...

WVU student seeks families to participate in ‘gratitude project’

Meagan Ramsey, a fourth-year graduate student in the Department of Psychology at West Virginia University, is conducting a weeklong research study on child gratitude through the “Family Gratitude Project.”

The goal of the...

Saints training camp won’t sit empty
Saints training camp won’t sit empty

WVU, Marshall,

Virginia Tech in talks to use facility at The Greenbrier

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