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West Virginia State University in Institute, WV reports enrollment increase Video included

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More students are choosing to go to West Virginia State University in Institute, WV to get their degree. More>>

Toyota to help parents and students in select West Virginia schools

Buffalo Elementary School in Putnam County is making schools easier for parents and students. Buffalo Elementary School in Putnam County is making schools easier for parents and students.
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Dropping your child off for the first day of Pre-K can be an emotional experience, but several schools across our area are making that process easier this year. More>>

Pt. Pleasant, WV teen returns to school after surviving fatal fire Video included

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For many kids, this time of year of can be intimidating as they head back into the classroom. It's even more challenging for a teen who's appearance is drastically different. Tre Smith survived third degree burns from a fire that killed his sister and brother early this year. More>>

Ohio officials warn students of drink tampering

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 In 2013, nine rapes with drugs as a weapon were reported in Ohio.
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Edgewood Elementary bus overcrowding issues

Parents report dangerous school bus overcrowding at Edgewood Elementary Parents report dangerous school bus overcrowding at Edgewood Elementary
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Edgewood Elementary in Kanawha County, West Virginia has had a rough start to its first year.  More>>

Sissonville, WV road slip frustrating neighbors

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A road slip is Sissonville is causing a lot of headaches for neighbors, especially those with children trying to catch the bus to school.
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Kanawha County, WV combats school zone speeding Video included

Kanawha County Sheriff's Dept. Upping School Zone Patrols Kanawha County Sheriff's Dept. Upping School Zone Patrols
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The first day of school for Kanawha County, West Virginia kicked off on Monday, August 11. More>>

Backpack safety tips for back to school

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As the start of a new school year approaches, parents need to think about the comfort and safety of their children's backpacks, an expert says. More>>

How to help kids quell back-to-school jitters

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Some children feel anxious about going back to school, but parents can help ease their fears, experts say. 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.