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  • Seeing Hope for Flagging Economy, West Virginia Revamps Vocational Track - New York Times
    published on Thu, 10 Aug 2017 18:13:35 GMT
    New York TimesSeeing Hope for Flagging Economy, West Virginia Revamps Vocational TrackNew York TimesThe teachers, who were attending a summer training program, are helping West Virginia in another kind of transformation. Long one of the poorest states, it is now leading the way in turning vocational education from a Plan B for underachieving students ...and more »...
  • Gazette editorial: Education secretary is unwise on education - Charleston Gazette-Mail (subscription)
    published on Sat, 19 Aug 2017 16:07:19 GMT
    Gazette editorial: Education secretary is unwise on educationCharleston Gazette-Mail (subscription)U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos -- an Amway billionaire who favors religious schools -- wants to divert tax money from public schools and give it to private ones. President Trump supports using $20 billion taxpayer funds for “vouchers” to achieve ......
  • Six State Teacher of the Year finalists named - Huntington Herald Dispatch
    published on Mon, 21 Aug 2017 04:02:24 GMT
    Huntington Herald DispatchSix State Teacher of the Year finalists namedHuntington Herald DispatchAs an agriculture education teacher and FFA adviser, Thorsell ensures that her agriculture students have the ability to complete Supervised Agriculture Experiences allowing real-world training in a supervised environment. A volunteer firefighter and ......
  • Charleston Gazette-Mail | Pulitzer Prize-winning West Virginia news ... - Charleston Gazette-Mail (subscription)
    published on Sun, 20 Aug 2017 20:04:00 GMT
    Charleston Gazette-Mail (subscription)Charleston Gazette-Mail | Pulitzer Prize-winning West Virginia news ...Charleston Gazette-Mail (subscription)America's colleges and universities have a trust problem, and it has something to do with price.and more »...
  • Education officials: Art education impacts student achievement in more ways than one - The Exponent Telegram (press release) (registration)
    published on Mon, 21 Aug 2017 04:24:51 GMT
    The Exponent Telegram (press release) (registration)Education officials: Art education impacts student achievement in more ways than oneThe Exponent Telegram (press release) (registration)At this point in education, Lowther said he is not seeing any risk of losing programs in the state, due to the advocacy of parents, teachers, students and West Virginia at large. While the state could continue to see budget cuts, he said some years ......
  • Brianne L. Solomon: Lawmakers didn't come to my teacher party, so ... - Charleston Gazette-Mail (subscription)
    published on Sun, 20 Aug 2017 11:50:54 GMT
    Charleston Gazette-Mail (subscription)Brianne L. Solomon: Lawmakers didn't come to my teacher party, so ...Charleston Gazette-Mail (subscription)I waxed philosophical about the virtues, workload and expectations of my fellow teachers and me, while asking what our upcoming legislative session was going to do for education. I ended my article by inviting any elected official to come and visit my ......
  • New accountability system, assessments key parts of West Virginia education proposal - West Virginia MetroNews
    published on Mon, 31 Jul 2017 04:06:46 GMT
    New accountability system, assessments key parts of West Virginia education proposalWest Virginia MetroNewsCHARLESTON, W.Va. — A public comment period lasting 30 days begins Tuesday for West Virginia's proposed state education plan under the Every Student Succeeds Act, a proposal that's been the focus of a series of statewide meetings this summer....
  • WV school districts responding differently to solar eclipse - Charleston Gazette-Mail (subscription)
    published on Sat, 19 Aug 2017 22:21:25 GMT
    Charleston Gazette-Mail (subscription)WV school districts responding differently to solar eclipseCharleston Gazette-Mail (subscription)Kristin Anderson, communications director for the West Virginia Department of Education, said the department has provided guidance and safety information to all county school system superintendents. But there's no statewide mandate on scheduling for ...and more »...
  • West Virginia's State ESSA plan available for public comment - The Exponent Telegram (press release) (registration)
    published on Tue, 01 Aug 2017 22:39:32 GMT
    The Exponent Telegram (press release) (registration)West Virginia's State ESSA plan available for public commentThe Exponent Telegram (press release) (registration)“Throughout the past several months, the West Virginia Department of Education has taken a transparent and deliberative approach to developing a plan that takes advantage of the flexibility provided under ESSA and supports the development of highly ...and more »...
  • State students show improvement in math - The Fayette Tribune
    published on Mon, 21 Aug 2017 10:12:53 GMT
    State students show improvement in mathThe Fayette TribuneThe West Virginia State Board of Education voted not to test students in math and ELA in grades 9 and 10 earlier this year. Math scores improved in grades 4-8 and 11, but dropped 1 percentage point, from 49 percent to 48 percent, in grade 3; however ......