EDUCATION

Raleigh County Community Action Association, Inc. is receiving $1.4 million through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in support of Head Start services in West Virginia, according to a joint press release from Sens. Joe Manchin, D-W,Va., and Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va. Read more

Gov. Jim Justice’s announcement Friday that he wanted all school children in grades K-8 back in classrooms five days a week did not come as a surprise. In addition to the governor’s relentless advocacy of opening schools, the dramatic slide of pandemic statistics over the past several weeks … Read more

Attorney General Patrick Morrisey announced rollout of the office’s fifth Kids Kick Opioids contest, a public service announcement partnership with elementary and middle schools that encourages students to raise awareness of prescription painkiller abuse. Read more

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia House of Delegates advanced a bill Thursday to allow publicly funded savings accounts for students to attend private schools over vehement opposition from Democrats and educators that the move would be costly, unnecessary and discriminatory. Read more

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is in a political firestorm over how and when to get more schools open during the coronavirus pandemic, with Republicans seizing on confusion surrounding Biden's goal to reopen a majority of schools within his first 100 days to paint the president as beh… Read more

Graduation at BridgeValley Community and Technical College may look a little different this year due to the constraints of the ongoing pandemic, but that doesn't mean students won't celebrate in a big way. Read more

Learn how to take great photos with your digital camera in New River Community and Technical College’s Digital Photography for Beginners community education class. The four-week class will be offered on Thursdays, starting March 4 from 6 to 7 p.m. online through Zoom videoconferencing. Read more

charleston — West Virginia first lady Cathy Justice is inviting all seventh-grade students across West Virginia to participate in a St. Patrick’s Day essay contest. All seventh-grade students from public schools and private schools, as well as those who are home-schooled, are all welcome to … Read more

charleston — Attorney General Patrick Morrisey has announced five students from the region as winners of the office’s fourth Kids Kick Opioids contest, a competition designed to spur creativity and raise awareness of prescription painkiller abuse. Read more

West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey announced Monday the office’s fifth Kids Kick Opioids contest, a public service announcement partnership with elementary and middle schools that encourages students to raise awareness of prescription painkiller abuse. Read more

ATLANTA — Presidents, deans and educators in Georgia's public university system — in response to recent questions from a state lawmaker on the topic — say they're not teaching courses that identify white, heterosexual, Christian men as "intrinsically privileged and oppressive." Read more

West Virginia fourth- and fifth-grade students can showcase their artistic talents by creating posters for the 2021 Arbor Day contest. The poster contest theme is “Trees are Terrific ... and Growing.” Read more

U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., has joined 13 of her Republican senatorial colleagues in introducing the Protection of Women and Girls in Sports Act, legislation that would prohibit transgender women from competing in women’s sporting events. Read more

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) on Thursday approved West Virginia to continue providing Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) benefits for school-age children through the entire 2020-2021 school year. Read more

GLEN FORK — February is Black History Month and New River Gorge National Park and Preserve is highlighting the park’s African American Heritage Tour (AAHT), available for free in CD format at the Canyon Rim Visitor Center. The tour can also be found on the park website at African American He… Read more

Sam’s Club is celebrating Black creators and giving them a platform to connect with readers in honor of Black History Month. Celebrated and best-selling authors of children’s and adult titles will participate in author readings throughout the month of February. Read more

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Should the U.S. Senate convict or acquit former President Trump for inciting an insurrection?

House Democrats began wrapping up their impeachment case against Donald Trump on Saturday after a tumultuous morning in which they gave up a last-minute plan for witness testimony that could have significantly prolonged the trial and delayed a vote on whether the former president incited the deadly Capitol insurrection.

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