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State seeks educators' input

­CHARLESTON - The West Virginia Board of Education (WVBE) launched the West Virginia Educator Voice online survey recently to solicit input from teachers, counselors, principals and assistant principals on teaching and learning conditions in their schools. Educators can complete the survey and share their opinions until March 29, 2019.

Educators have been asked to take 15-20 minutes to respond to the anonymous, web-based survey. In the survey, educators will address conditions as they impact and support effective leadership, instructional practices and professional development.  Findings from the survey will be shared with counties to guide discussions that inform the development of…

Manchin joins Trump for signing

WASHINGTON, DC – Last week, U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Ranking Member Joe Manchin (D-WV) attended the White House’s Presidential bill-signing ceremony at which President Trump signed the John D. Dingell, Jr. Conservation, Management, and Recreation Act into law. The legislation permanently reauthorizes the Land and Water Conservation Fund, designates the Appalachian Forest Heritage Area and increases the funding cap for the Wheeling National Heritage Area. It passed the U.S. Senate with a vote of 92-8 on February 12, 2019 and passed the U.S. House of Representatives with a vote of 363-62 on February 26, 2019.

‚ÄúI was proud to join colleagues on both sides of…

Marshall to host 82nd alumni banquet 

HUNTINGTON - Marshall University and the Marshall University Alumni Association (MUAA) will host the 82nd annual Alumni Awards Banquet at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 13, 2019, in the Don Morris Room on Marshall’s Huntington campus.

The banquet recognizes outstanding alumni, university supporters and students during an evening of celebration and reverence for the great things being accomplished by the Marshall University alumni community. The event features awards in a number of categories, music, dinner and special presentations.

Highlighting the list of more than a dozen honorees at the 2019 awards banquet is Dr. David Allie, who has been named the recipient of the Marshall University…