Steven Allen Adams IMPROVEMENTS — Members of the West Virginia Board of Education heard a report about the state’s successful pre-Kindergarten program Wednesday.

CHARLESTON — While lawmakers on Capitol Hill weigh a proposal to expand universal pre-Kindergarten nationwide, West Virginia has led the way for nearly 20 years. State education officials plan to improve upon that success.

The West Virginia Board of Education heard a report Wednesday from State Superintendent of Schools Clayton Burch and Monica DellaMea, director of Early and Elementary Learning Services at the Department of Education, on school readiness for 4-year-olds in West Virginia.

“For nearly two decades now, legislation has been in place that focuses not just on access for all 4-year olds and

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