Pocahontas Board of Education expected to consider academic cuts at Monday’s meeting  

By Stephen Baldwin, RealWV Several weeks ago, students at Pocahontas County High School walked out of their classrooms to protest proposed academic cuts. Specifically, the students believe several math and science positions are being considered for elimination.  Initially, the students were suspended by school officials for their actions, but those suspensions were downgraded to unexcused […]

Pocahontas students walk-out of classrooms to protest proposed academic cuts

By Stephen Baldwin, RealWV On Monday morning just after 9am, the students at Pocahontas County High School walked out of their classrooms and assembled outside the school. They held signs saying, “Hand off my education”, “Education matters”, “No education=no students”, and “Stop the RIF.”  The students are protesting proposed budget cuts which could eliminate academic […]

Holly Ridpath

Nominated by her first grade student, Holly Ridpath is a beloved teacher at Ronceverte Elementary School. A school she attended as a child. “Her math is good. Plus we like her chairs. Actually, she makes us all feel special,” says her young student. Teaching is not for the faint of heart, especially in today’s world. […]

‘The Sky’s the Limit’ EDTalks event set for Thursday at 11:30am

By Matt Young, WV Press Association The Sky’s the Limit on Thursday as the Education Alliance hosts the latest in its “EDTalks” series – this time at Marshall University’s Bill Noe Flight School at Yeager International Airport in Charleston. Thursday’s program, which starts at 11:30 a.m., is open to the public at no cost, and […]

Local students make plan to kick vaping

By Stephen Baldwin, RealWV March 5, 2023 Two weeks before COVID hit West Virginia, a group of Greenbrier East High School students presented a lesson plan to combat opioid use to the WV Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Clayton Burch. He loved it, and wanted to take it statewide. The pandemic hit the pause button on […]

Nicholas superintendent pitches ‘academy’ to community members

By Stephen Baldwin, RealWV January 27, 2023 On Wednesday evening, the Nicholas County Board of Education met to discuss Superintendent Donna Burge-Tetrick’s plan for the “Nicholas County Academy of Academic Excellence.” As part of a mediated agreement between the school system and the West Virginia Department of Education, the proposed academy will be located on […]

New River CTC plans to buy jet plane for new aviation program

By Carrie Hodousek, WV Metronews New River Community and Technical College is buying a jet plane for an upcoming aviation program. American Electric Power Foundation presented a $100,000 grant to the college in Summersville Wednesday. New River CTC President Bonny Copenhaver shared the news with the West Virginia Community and Technical College System Thursday morning. “In […]