Confidence Elementary in Putnam County and Kenna Elementary in Kanawha County have been named by the U.S. Department of Education as 2012 National Blue Ribbon Schools.
The agency announced the awards Friday. Kenna Elementary is located in Charleston. Bridgeport Middle School also was selected. The three West Virginia schools are among 269 schools recognized nationwide.
The program recognizes public and private elementary, middle and high schools that are either high performing or have raised student achievement to high levels, particularly for disadvantaged students.
The schools will be recognized at a ceremony in November in Washington, D.C.
Ex.-W.Va. fire chief indicted in funds probe May 18, 2013 1:38 PM EDT A grand jury in Fayette County has indicted the former chief of a volunteer fire department and his wife on felony charges related to allegedly taking department funds for personal use.