West Virginia


169 articles

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 Despite insistence it's about promoting "education and community service," it's still outdated and sexist.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 >

Putnam gets money for Winfield Elementary work
Jun 28, 12:10 PM:

WV county awarded construction money from state. Goal to eliminate portable classrooms because of safety, but specifics left out. Overall budget perspective given. Go further and illuminate what rest of budget actually >

WV-based school takes all learning online
Jun 10, 10:53 AM:

WV online school conceived in early 1990s is now a statewide charter catering to over 1000 students. Case studies of students illustrate benefits of alternative to one-size-fits-all approach. More details of school's >

Students model program that melds learning, technology
Jun 2, 8:10 AM:

Program for WV students blends technology and learning. Excellent anecdotal examples of the unique learning opportunities offered, but story could use some wider perspective. How does this fit into the growing effort to >

Rockefeller advocates for rural education
Jun 1, 3:40 PM:

WV Senator Rockefeller pushing legislation providing more support of rural schools. Details and stats on growing numbers of students attending classes in rural areas and issues they face. Nothing here on chances of >



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