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WVU Extension Service and West Virginia Public Broadcasting have partnered to bring youth programming into the homes of West Virginia families.

Siddie K. Cipoletti of Beckley won first place in the Fourth Grade category of the 2020 PBSKids Writers Contest presented by WVPB.
Siddie K. Cipoletti

Congratulations to the winners of this year’s PBS Kids Writers Contest presented by West Virginia Public Broadcasting!


Winners have been notified and have received their awards by mail. Their full stories will be published on our Education page in the coming days and all first-place stories will be featured in WVPB's Education Newsletter. Please, stay tuned and go here to sign up to get the newsletter!

This is a picture of Kelly Griffith on Capitol Street, Charleston, WV.
Lalena Price / WVPB

Kelly Griffith, a former teacher with a strong focus on early literacy, has been named Education Director for West Virginia Public Broadcasting effective immediately, said Executive Director Chuck Roberts.


The West Virginia Department of Education has entered into a partnership with West Virginia Public Broadcasting to deliver student engagement content for West Virginia students amid the COVID-19 school closures.

As schools in West Virginia close in response to the COVID-19 virus, The West Virginia Channel will provide a daily, five-hour At-Home Learning Service for students in grades 6-12.

Flynn Larsen/Sesame Workshop/AP

Sesame Street has a history of tackling big issues.

Last week, they launched a new short film to help kids going through tough times when their parents are struggling with addiction.

K. Cutwright

Kacey Cutright won first place among 5th graders in West Virginia Public Broadcasting's 2019 Writers Contest. Her story, Cutright Family Experiments from My Point of View, is about how her dog perceives changes associated with home schooling.

Skillful Jobs: Getting to Work with American Graduate

Apr 4, 2018

Middle-skills jobs, those requiring more than high school but less than a four year degree, make up one-third of all jobs in the United States, have an average annual salary of more than $45,000, and are projected to remain in demand in the future.

West Virginia Public Broadcasting has been awarded a grant from American Graduate and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting to investigate opportunities for careers outside of a four-year degree. 

Talking to Our Kids About Charlottesville

Aug 16, 2017
Boston Globe

The latest events in Charlottesville have people engaging in conversation about race, diversity and supporting each other.