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A new program introduced as school begins in Greenbrier County

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The school year has begun in Greenbrier County and with the new school year brings an exciting new partnership with the Greenbrier Resort. Greenbrier East and West high school seniors will now be able to obtain real world work experience and college credit while still in high school. More>>

Fayette County Schools now one step closer to gaining control over its education system

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Fayette County Schools move a step closer to gaining control of its education system. In June, the West Virginia Board of Education visited the county to determine the degree of compliance and progress made regarding policy deficiencies. More>>

WV plans redesign of school principal programs

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 The Board of Education is seeking public comment on the recommendations.

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Parents must prepare for back-to-school season, too

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At Glenville State College in Gilmer County, lots of energy goes into recruiting the state's high school graduates. Several initiatives, from bringing students on campus for tours and assigning mentors to summer camps, are aimed at getting students more familiar with the concept — and importance — of higher education. More>>

Fayette County, WV schools granted partial control by WV Board of Education

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Due to a unanimous vote by the West Virginia Board of Education during its monthly meeting, Fayette County was awarded partial control of its education system as it relates to school policies. More>>

Giving your kids the tools for a healthy back-to-school season

(BPT) - For moms, family and children are their No. 1 priority. Keeping everyone safe, healthy and happy is a huge part of everyday life. However, each year, parents send their kids back to school knowing they will be... More>>

College students have options to save money on technology

(BPT) - If you are one of the more than 22 million college students heading to campuses across the nation this fall, you’ll probably be packing all sorts of items, including advanced digital technology. College student... More>>

Sleeping tips for back-to-school success

(BPT) - Did you know the best preparation for back to school is a good night’s sleep? Lack of sleep can affect a child’s performance, attention, learning, behavior and biological functions, experts say. In fact,... More>>

Dressing for success on campus: a guide to college fashion

(BPT) - College students are cash-strapped and time-crunched. So how can they look fashionable while juggling their studies, campus activities and a part-time job? Integrating basic items into their wardrobes is a start... More>>

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  • Teenager danger: five rules for young drivers

    Teenager danger: five rules for young drivers

    (BPT) - If you’re feeling nervous about handing the car keys to your teenager for the first time, you’re not alone. It’s a common sentiment given some sobering statistics. According to...
    (BPT) - If you’re feeling nervous about handing the car keys to your teenager for the first time, you’re not alone. It’s a common sentiment given some sobering statistics. According to...
  • Your back-to-campus cyber security checklist

    Your back-to-campus cyber security checklist

    Computers, tablets and mobile devices are fundamental for college students to learn, study and stay connected. With more and more devices being used on campus, college officials are feeling the pain of trying to keep...
    Computers, tablets and mobile devices are fundamental for college students to learn, study and stay connected. With more and more devices being used on campus, college officials are feeling the pain of trying to keep their...
  • Uber-cool gift ideas for kids going to - and back to - college

    Uber-cool gift ideas for kids going to - and back to - college

    (BPT) - Graduation season is over, but families with college-bound teens know the gift-giving season is still in full swing. Whether you’re looking for a gift that will ease the transition for a new college...
    (BPT) - Graduation season is over, but families with college-bound teens know the gift-giving season is still in full swing. Whether you’re looking for a gift that will ease the transition for a new college freshman or...