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Education Week ranks W.Va. Schools Ninth

January 15, 2013 CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's public schools are ninth in Education Week's annual rankings, despite receiving an F in student achievement. more »»

W.Va. Sees Some Positive Results in Child Obesity Battle

January 7, 2013 CHARLESTON (AP) - Childhood obesity rates are declining in West Virginia as schools focus on improving nutrition and increasing physical activity, according to a statewide screening program. more »»

Governor Puts W.Va. Childcare Cuts on Hold

December 19, 2012 CHARLESTON (AP) — Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin said Tuesday that he's delaying proposed changes to child-care aid requirements that could have ended aid for an estimated 1,425 childre. more »»

Monroe County Part of Ohio Parenting Project

December 11, 2012 ATHENS, Ohio (AP) — A statewide project in Ohio will try to increase the time a child spends with both parents, even if they are divorced or separated. more »»

Bill would give Ohio schools more flexibility with snow days

November 30, 2012 COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Sponsors say a bill passed by the Ohio House would give school districts more flexibility in making up snow days and other lost time. more »»

Seven Springs Slopes to Open Friday

November 29, 2012 Seven Springs Mountain Resort will open the slopes for skiing and snowboarding on Friday, Nov. 30. Initial snowmaking began Nov. more »»

Board fires W.Va. schools superintendent

November 15, 2012 CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Schools Superintendent Jorea Marple has been fired. Media outlets report that the state Board of Education voted 5-2 on Thursday to terminate Marple's contract. more »»

W.Va. public health forum to discuss immunizations

November 15, 2012 CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A spokeswoman for the American Academy of Pediatrics will be in West Virginia to talk about the importance of childhood immunization. more »»

Kids get free admission to Columbus Zoo Wildlights

November 13, 2012 DUBLIN, OHIO – The Dublin Convention & Visitors Bureau is offering a “Kids Go Free -- Columbus Zoo Wildlights Getaway” package that includes free kids admission to the Columbus Zoo Wildlights, free... more »»

Some Ohioans' food stamp benefits to decrease by $50

November 12, 2012 TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Some Ohio families will lose $50 a month in food stamp benefits next year, leaving food banks bracing for higher demand. more »»

WVEA plans forums on state education audit

November 7, 2012 CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's largest teachers union is holding seven forums across the state on a sweeping audit of the public schools system. more »»

W.Va. Superintendent: Arts Help Break Academic Barriers

October 23, 2012 West Virginia Superintendent of Schools Jorea Marple touted participation in the arts as a way for students to improve their performance in other classes, as well as their standardized test scores,... more »»

Lawsuit challenging W.Va. vaccine rule dismissed

October 18, 2012 CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A judge on Wednesday dismissed a lawsuit that challenged new vaccine requirements for schoolchildren, ruling that the Department of Health and Human Resources can impose them. more »»

Pa. amusement park begins beer sales

September 18, 2012 WEST MIFFLIN, Pa. (AP) — A Pittsburgh-area amusement park has a new attraction: beer. Beers sales started last weekend at Kennywood Park in West Mifflin. more »»

Judge says truancy a major threat to W.Va.

September 12, 2012 CHARLESTON, W.Va. more »»

W.Va. Board of Ed supports DHHR's new vaccine rule

September 6, 2012 CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia Board of Education is supporting new schoolchildren vaccine requirements imposed by the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources. more »»

W.Va. Bureau for Children-Families gets new chief

July 11, 2012 CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia Bureau for Children and Families has a new interim commissioner. Department of Health and Human Resources Secretary Rocco Fucillo has appointed Douglas M. more »»

W.Va. autism summit set July 13

July 2, 2012 CHARLESTON, W.Va. more »»

W.Va. to cut child care, social program funding

June 22, 2012 CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia plans to scale back child-care aid ‚Äî freezing enrollment and then ending it for some families while increasing costs for the rest — and also will cut $9. more »»

 
 

 

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