West Virginia


173 articles

Seniority can make for ridiculous results
Jan 18, 12:01 PM:

Editorial uses example of newly hired WV teacher being replaced by another teacher simply because they've been in system longer. Only gripe here is that there could've been attempt to answer why legislators preserve such >

W.Va. unranked in charter schools report
Jan 17, 7:00 AM:

No charter law means no ranking on nonprofit's report card. More attention could've been given to opposition instead of explaining neighboring OH's ranking.

Unions concerned about Tomblin's plans for teacher evaluations, no pay raise
Jan 12, 8:02 AM:

Sate of state gets WV talking about quest to recruit/retain quality teachers. Union voice heard. But, puts in context sad state of affairs - one of weakest evals in nation with virtually no ability to fire incompetnent >

Teachers union leads effort that aims to turn around West Virginia school system
Dec 16, 5:49 AM:

AFT trying to turnaround poverty plagued WV district. Feel good story about union. AFT finds partners to offer "wraparound" services. Paper says Harlem Children's Zone is model. Fails to mention it's a charter. Also, >

Principals, teachers blast state's plan to limit student suspensions
Nov 9, 7:11 AM:

State Board meeting hears union pleas to suspend kids even with minor behavior infractions. Better bet is to create school environment that discourages such behavior. State also encouraged to welcome charters, especially >

Unions say state schools would benefit from jobs bill
Oct 18, 6:30 AM:

WV teachers union leaders and others in organized labor say measure would provide state's schools money to improve ed infrastructure and technology and hire more teachers. Though it failed Senate, unions say they hope ed >

LAUSD unveiling its school-by-school reports
Oct 13, 2:37 PM:

City of Angels releases school-by-school data and soon will make public comparison data of schools with similar demographics. Devil in details, though, with value-added calculations still controversial, especially with >

Former state superintendent puts policy to print
Oct 5, 11:39 AM:

Former WV state Super co-authors policy paper calling for districts to create "culture of success." He did it by raising expectations of teachers and parents as well as students and getting all to invest in school. >

Improving Our Schools
Sep 26, 6:23 AM:

Editorial calls for WV and OH to seek waivers from NCLB, keep parts of law that work, and trash the rest. Law forced much-needed accountability, a good thing. Challenge now is keeping accountability as states receive >

Local school named one of nation’s best
Sep 22, 1:38 PM:

Principal thrilled at winning U.S. Dept. of Ed Blue Ribbon honors, with 2 other WV schools also receiving the honor. Innovation and caring about kids led to the award, says principal. Probably quality staff, high >

Marion County Schools Rank No. 3 In The State - WBOY-TV - WBOY.com
Sep 20, 11:39 AM:

Website that collects and combines stats from three sources is out with listing of how counties rate in terms of student achievement. Marion is third in state, just behind Putnam and Ohio counties. Ranking based on >

Scholarship pageant coming up
Sep 13, 12:58 PM:

K-12 girls from Berkeley Co., WV, can compete for prizes and college scholarships in annual pageant. Despite insistence it's about promoting "education and community service," it's still outdated and sexist. But with >

'Virtual School' faces fight
Sep 2, 7:03 AM:

Virtual school idea floated in Marshall Co., WV. Meanwhile, parents are frustrated by county's reluctance to allow kids to attend Union Co. cyber school. Students who tried to enroll after July 25 denied permission for >

BOE discusses Adequate Yearly Progress
Aug 29, 1:05 PM:

Disappointing results for WV district in AYP reports. Targets increased sharply as NCLB deadline approaches, and schools couldn't keep up. Superintendent recognizes need to improve, but says scores are not indicative of >

Local Schools Get ‘F’; Don’t Meet State Mandate For Progress
Aug 29, 11:54 AM:

Almost half of WV schools missed AYP targets. Officials remain optimistic, though, that students are making progress "in other ways not show by the results." Rising standards, which were made in anticipation of NCLB >

Westest results send mixed message
Aug 23, 9:21 AM:

WV Ed Dept says majority of schools improved this year. But significant rise in numbers failing to meet NCLB requirements. Only 52% made AYP, down from 81% last year. Rising targets become harder to hit each year. While >

Test Scores Show Fewer Schools Meet Federal Standards
Aug 23, 7:58 AM:

WV schools struggle to make AYP, and less than half do so. Officials point to more promising nuances in data: more than half "showed improvement" on math and reading/language arts scores. State superintendent says state >

Test Scores Redeem MHS
Aug 17, 3:48 PM:

WV high school meets and exceeds state proficiency averages in nearly every subject. Redeemed from negative audit report in March. School was already working toward improving scores prior to audit. Principal says data >

Union President Says Instructional Requirement Does Not Matter
Jul 19, 12:02 PM:

WV teachers union leader takes, "it is what it is" attitude toward instructional requirement, saying mandate for 180 days won't be met because not priority for students to attend. What?!?!  Follow-up non-existent here. >

Gilmer County Schools has 2 superintendents?
Jun 30, 8:59 AM:

Is there room for two superintendents in WV district? We'll soon find out. State-appointed and board-selected candidates plan to report to work on first day. Should have sought a clearer answer on where district goes >



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  • Wheeling News-Register - Online 8%
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