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AEP presents check to Wayne County Schools officials. AEP presents check to Wayne County Schools officials.

Wayne County, WV schools receive $56,000 check from AEP

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Wayne County Schools is taking steps to become more energy efficient and financially responsible by purchasing lighting and sensors for Spring Valley and Tolsia high schools.
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New Edgewood Elementary focuses on hands-on learning

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Splashes of color, exposed piping, and curious gadgets line the walls inside Edgewood Elementary. It’s a sight you seldom see inside a school, but administrators say it is all designed to reflect the curriculum’s focus on hands-on learning. More>>

A National Push for Tech Education

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In the current job market typified by stubborn unemployment rates, there are areas where available jobs outnumber those applying for them: science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). More>>

Feedback sought on education initiative in Ky.

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Kentucky's Department of Education is asking for feedback on efforts by schools to prepare students for college or the workplace. More>>

Preschool scheduling headaches in Clendenin, WV Video included

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Clendenin, WV preschool schedule is causing headaches for some parents.
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Medical students express creativity with published book of writings and artwork

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Can you imagine your doctor doing anything but writing your prescription and telling you how to feel better? Most of us can't. But inside the walls of Marshall University's School of Medicine some future physicians are curing their need to be creative.  More>>

Sandra Pertee selected as new Wayne County Superintendent of Schools

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The 3-2 vote came following a nearly two-hour executive session according to a news release from the Wayne County Board of Education. More>>

School bus announcements released for Kanawha County, WV

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School bus announcements have been released for Monday, Jan. 27. More>>

UPDATE: University of Charleston resumes normal operations on Thursday

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The University of Charleston announced they will be closed on Monday Jan. 12 due to the ongoing State of Emergency. More>>

College Bowl Sunday Will Be Held at 25 Locations in West Virginia

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Students preparing for college will have a chance to get free help applying for financial aid. The College Foundation of West Virginia will host the annual College Bowl Sunday this weekend at 25 locations More>>

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  • WVU Tech STEM summer camp helps grow students

    WVU Tech STEM summer camp helps grow students

    Tuesday, June 24 2014 8:24 PM EDT2014-06-25 00:24:16 GMT
    The StEM program offers a summer camp that is a little different then the rest. The StEM program offers a summer camp that is a little different then the rest.
    Hair cells, blood spatter, and fingerprints...things that are more likely to be found at a crime scene than a summer camp. The STEM program held at West Virginia Tech is a little bit different than your run of the mill camp for high school students.
    Hair cells, blood spatter, and fingerprints...things that are more likely to be found at a crime scene than a summer camp. The STEM program held at West Virginia Tech is a little bit different than your run of the mill camp for high school students.
  • Charleston student named victorious in regional spelling bee

    Charleston student named victorious in regional spelling bee

    Tuesday, March 25 2014 6:59 PM EDT2014-03-25 22:59:37 GMT
    Seventh grader, Varun Kukkillaya, from John Adams Middle School in Charleston, WV is the new 2014 Gazette-Mail Regional Spelling Bee champion.  After 20 grueling rounds on Saturday he became victorious
    Right now a local seventh grader is basking in the glory of earning the title regional spelling bee champion.
  • Teachers and students have a long road ahead to catch up on missed school

    Teachers and students have a long road ahead to catch up on missed school

    Thursday, January 30 2014 7:10 PM EST2014-01-31 00:10:11 GMT
    Kimberly Swindell is a 6th grade math teacher at Poca Middle School.  She exclaims it feels great to finally be back in school saying, "it seems like forever.  You don't expect to get a month off in January".
    Between the chemical leak and near constant winter weather, most classrooms sat empty this month.  Now teachers and students are eagerly playing catch-up.