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Many W.Va. students don’t earn degrees in 6 years
Many in-state students at West Virginia’s public higher education institutions don’t earn a degree after six years, an annual graduation report shows.
Report: Raising dropout age reduced dropout rate
West Virginia’s state superintendent said Tuesday that fewer 16-year-old students dropped out of high school after the compulsory attendance age was raised to 17, but hundreds still stopped going to class.
- Rosedale Elementary wins $25,000 in U.S. Cellular online voting event
Jerry & Sherry Rose honored with Spirit of Beckley award
The 27th annual YMCA of Southern West Virginia Spirit of Beckley was celebrated Monday evening at the Beckley-Raleigh County Convention Center as the grapevine of lives touched by Jerry and Sherry Rose gathered in the hundreds to honor two community leaders and their achievement more than 50 years in the making.
Committee hears success stories about technology
The governor’s chief technology officer’s report to the Joint Committee on Technology Tuesday during the Legislature’s interim sessions was full of success stories: A kindergarten class in McDowell County using a Smart Table (an interactive table-size computer screen). A middle school class dissecting a frog online. All Raleigh County students with iPads. Green Bank Elementary-Middle School upgrading to 10 Mbps of bandwidth.
- Education panel hears about rural, urban technology
Man upset about ex’s new beau allegedly attacks both with sword
A Beckley man is in jail for attempted murder and malicious wounding after police say he cut his ex-girlfriend and seriously wounded her current boyfriend on Sunday with a sword, Raleigh County officials reported Monday.
- Beckley Christmas parade trophy winners announced
- Mac's still seeking toy donations
Second Shady student arrested in threats case
A second student has been arrested and charged with making terroristic threats against Shady Spring High School.
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