Many activities in 2020 largely came to a standstill, and Coda Mountain Academy was no exception.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — With U.S. health officials recommending that children mask up in school this fall, parents and policy makers across the nation have been plunged anew into a debate over whether face coverings should be optional or a mandate. Read more
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska education officials announced Thursday that they have largely scrapped plans for gender identity lessons in public school curriculum after an uproar from conservatives who argued that the topics weren't appropriate for children. Read more
Free school supplies for students in elementary, middle and high school at the Alderson Community Market will be available on Tuesday, Aug. 3, sponsored by Read A Loud WV and Elizabeth Spangler. Read more
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — The National Science Foundation has awarded more than $150,000 for ecology research at West Virginia University to study the interaction of trees and soil water in the Amazon rainforest. Read more
Although the pandemic disrupted family life across the U.S. since taking hold in spring 2020, some parents are grateful for one consequence: They're now opting to homeschool their children, even as schools plan to resume in-person classes. Read more
BEREA, KY. — Berea College has listed its Spring 2021 Dean’s List. A student is named to the Dean’s List who achieves a GPA of 3.4 or higher while passing at least four total credits, a course load equivalent to 16 semester hours. Read more
FORT WORTH, Texas — At a packed Fort Worth school board meeting in mid-June, 48 speakers walked to the front of the auditorium and argued against what they called “critical race theory,” which included the school district’s racial equity work. Of those 48 speakers, nearly a quarter invoked a… Read more
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Less than a year into her tenure, members of West Virginia State University president's senior Cabinet are seeking her removal, the Charleston Gazette-Mail reported. Read more
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Marshall University's presidential search committee is seeking input from students, faculty and the public, as well as others, about the type of person needed to faces the challenges Marshall will be encountering. Read more
The Fairmont State Black Student Union Alumni Association has created a new scholarship in support of the student organization they serve. Read more
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana University can require its roughly 90,000 students and 40,000 employees to get vaccinated for COVID-19 under a federal judge's ruling that might be the first of its kind regarding college immunization mandates. Read more
SPRING MILLS, W.Va. (AP) — The final group of kids shuffled into the cafeteria at Potomack Intermediate on Tuesday afternoon, a buzz coming from the Berkeley County Schools summer program students as they eyed the colorful vegetables and fruits perched on the tables in front of them. Read more
CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Board of Education approved Wednesday updated rules for future charter schools in the state, but not without some reservations. Read more
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — A dozen community-based organizations have been given minigrants from the Marshall University Minority Health Institute in West Virginia, the school said. Read more
The new school year for Greenbrier County students in grades one through 12 will begin on Monday, Aug. 30. Pre-K and kindergarten students will begin Thursday, Sept. 9. Read more
UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS, OHIO— Laken Kincaid of Beckley has been named to the Dean’s List at John Carroll University for the Spring 2021 semester. Read more
The Youth Museum in Beckley, in conjunction with the Raleigh County Historical Society, will present a West Virginia Humanities Council History Alive program at the Pemberton Coal Town Church, on the grounds of the Exhibition Coal Mine. Read more
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Education officials are asking a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit challenging West Virginia’s new law that bans transgender athletes from competing in female sports in middle schools, high schools and colleges. Read more
cortland, n.y. — Hannah Southcott of Forest Hill was among 268 SUNY Cortland student athletes named to the State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) 2020-21 Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll. Read more
FAIRMONT, W.Va. (AP) — Two researchers from West Virginia University are trying to determine how hatred against a certain group of people can develop even when the two groups have never met. Read more
Tiffany Hatfield of Beckley has been named to the Spring 2021 Academic Merit List at Muskingum University in New Concord, Ohio. Read more
West Virginia mom Katie Switzer was looking forward to sending her son Alexander to in-person school this fall. She and her husband had spent the pandemic juggling four children under 6 years old and two demanding full-time jobs. But as the time approached to register her son for kindergarte… Read more
New River Community and Technical College is working with Verizon Innovative Learning to host a free year-long STEM enrichment program for young men and women going into 6th through 8th grade. Read more
CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources Bureau for Children and Families will begin accepting school clothing allowance applications on July 1 for eligible children enrolled in West Virginia schools. Each eligible child will receive a $200 benefit that may be … Read more
The West Virginia University Board of Governors has approved an estimated $1.1 billion budget for the coming fiscal year, including a nearly 2 percent increase in tuition across the WVU system. Read more
LEWISBURG – For medical students, receiving a degree after four years of intense studying and arduous clinical schedules is a rewarding milestone. But months before they receive the title distinguishing them as physicians, students take part in Match Day, a process that determines where they… Read more
OAK HILL — Hailey Smith's adrenaline levels spiked a little on Monday as the 2021 GIRL Fest kicked off in earnest at ACE Adventure Resort. Read more
The Board of Governors of BridgeValley Community and Technical College have appointed Casey K. Sacks, Ph.D., to serve as acting president starting this past Friday, June 25. Read more
The Norman Jordan African American Arts & Heritage Academy is now accepting applications for its July 12-15 Virtual Summer Youth Academy. Scholarships have recently become available for interested students. Read more
The West Virginia Council for Community and Technical College System has approved a $432,000 grant for New River Community and Technical College for the development of a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certified Aircraft Maintenance Technician School (AMTS) with an Airframe and Powerpl… Read more
This Week's Circulars
Minda Guy Belden, 41, of North Sandbranch, passed away Friday, July 30, 2021. Arrangements by Rose and Quesenberry, Beckley, WV.
Dorothy McMillion, age 49, of Princeton, WV. Services will be held at 3 PM Sunday, August 1, 2021, at Rose and Quesenberry Peace Chapel, Beckley, with visitation one hour before services. Arrangements by Rose and Quesenberry, Beckley, WV.
Janie Meador of Egeria, WV, passed away Thursday, July 29, 2021. A private burial will be held at Tollison Lusk Cemetery, Herndon, WV, on Monday, August 2, 2021. Arrangements by Rose and Quesenberry, Shady Spring, WV.
Geraldine Crawford, age 92, of Coal City, WV, passed away Saturday, July 31, 2021. Arrangements by Rose and Quesenberry, Beckley, WV.