The west virginia department of education hopes to instill a love for learning in all children, as well as adults living in the state. the agency is dedicated to supervising and monitoring the state's educational system; it offers programs in a wide range of areas such as curriculum and assessment, adult education, child nutrition, and career and technical instruction. the department also provides programs for teachers in certification, professional development, and technology training. in addition, the agency helps homeless children obtain an education, encourages parental involvement, and offers family literacy programs. the department has an annual budget of more than $1 billion.