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  • A new program from West Virginia Public Broadcasting’s education team is giving children access to libraries near and far. Library Pathfinders is a virtual program that offers children in grades PK-5 the opportunity to visit their local community library — as well as several libraries across the state of West Virginia. WVPB's current partners include Burnsville Public Library, Mason County Library, Boone-Madison Public Library, Clay County Library and Webster-Addison Public Library.
  • Angie Stewart, a kindergarten teacher at Duval PK-8 School in Lincoln County, has earned West Virginia Public Broadcasting’s Above and Beyond Award, which recognizes excellence and creativity in West Virginia teachers.
  • Children from the Raleigh County/Beckley area now have access to beloved PBS Kids content and characters at their local library, thanks to West Virginia Public Broadcasting's Inquire Within program and sponsorship by the Beckley Area Foundation.
  • West Virginia Public Broadcasting’s news and production teams have earned an unprecedented five Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards for demonstrating the spirit of excellence that famed journalist Murrow set as a standard for the profession of electronic journalism.
  • Nineteen children from across the Mountain State earned top writing awards in West Virginia Public Broadcasting’s 2021 PBS Kids Writers Contest. These students penned stories and drew images in competition with kids in their grade level from across West Virginia. Winners were presented with certificates, prizes, cupcakes and special entertainment during a private ceremony for parents and their aspiring young authors.
  • Second-grade teacher Heather Puglisi was presented WVPB's Above And Beyond excellence-in-teaching award this week at Warwood Elementary in Wheeling, West Virginia. She received a monetary award, our signature Blenko blue apple paperweight, a certificate of recognition, and a host of other special gifts made possible by the sponsorship of Advantage Technology.
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    General Revenue funding for the West Virginia Educational Broadcasting Authority, which is the governing board of West Virginia Public Broadcasting, is currently up for debate in the West Virginia Legislature. The Senate bill zeroes out $3.8 million in funding for the EBA while the House bill fully funds it.
  • Four new journalists, folklorists and a chief editor are teaming up with several returning Inside Appalachia Folkways Reporting Corps members to share even more fascinating stories that explore the region's rich cultural heritage and help break Appalachian stereotypes.
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    Ann Hall, a middle school teacher for more than 23 years in both Boone and Kanawha counties, has earned West Virginia Public Broadcasting’s Above and Beyond Award, which recognizes excellence and creativity in and out of the classroom.
  • The nomination period for the Friends of West Virginia Public Broadcasting Board of Directors is open until 11:59 p.m. on April 16, 2021. Each director serves a three-year term, attends quarterly meetings, and acts as an ambassador on behalf of public broadcasting in their communities.