West Virginia


400 articles

Op-ed: Education system is not serving students
Dec 2, 6:16 AM: Rather than looking at this as an opportunity to improve education, they take the attitude that parents are robbing the school system. They quickly head for cover by changing the subject to school closures and pressuring >
Editorial: Are charter schools going to save W.Va. education?
Nov 21, 7:23 AM: From the first utterance of the words “charter schools” in West Virginia, there seems to have been nothing but trouble.
Editorial: Give charter schools a chance to excel
Nov 19, 7:23 AM: In a state where a large percentage of parents are dissatisfied with the condition of public education and where public school students on average perform below national averages, there is a lot of resistance in the >
Editorial: Just Give Charter Schools a Chance
Nov 18, 8:15 AM: Proposed policies to govern charter schools in West Virginia have been made public by the state Board of Education. Fred Albert, leader of the second-largest teachers union in the state, appears not to care what policies >
Three W.Va. educators unions aim legal challenges of omnibus education bill at charter schools
Nov 18, 8:02 AM: So far, the West Virginia Education Association, the American Federation of Teachers-WV and the West Virginia School Service Personnel Association have been acting individually in filing 30-days notice of their intent to >
Commentary: Declining NAEP test score confirms need for education reform
Nov 18, 6:40 AM: There’s been a litany of excuse-making from state education officials following the release of the National Assessment for Education Progress (NAEP) results which show West Virginia test scores falling further behind. >
Commentary: Let’s give charter schools a chance in West Virginia
Nov 15, 7:42 AM: I suppose even innovation, by government standards, can be complicated. Nevertheless, this is a very modest beginning for charters. The legislation passed this year allows for the creation of only three charter schools >
Charter Schools Policy Placed on 60-day Comment Period
Nov 15, 7:34 AM: The state board met Thursday in Charleston to review policies and agreed to place Policy 3300: Public Charter Schools on a 60-day public comment period, twice the length of most other public comment periods. >
Bowing to Legislature, state school board furthers policy allowing WV's first charter schools
Nov 15, 7:28 AM: But on Thursday, the board, which previously opposed charter schools, nonetheless began complying with lawmakers’ order this summer to pass a policy allowing West Virginia’s first charter schools. Board President Dave >
County school boards wield the most power over the future of charter schools
Nov 14, 6:35 AM: The state Board of Education will consider putting a 47-page policy dealing with public charter schools out for public comment when its meets Thursday in Charleston.
West Virginia Board of Education to discuss charter school policy
Nov 13, 6:19 AM: A charter school policy is on the agenda for a two-day meeting of the West Virginia Board of Education. The meeting is scheduled for Nov. 13 and 14.
West Virginia offers major incentive to teach here
Nov 5, 6:14 AM: The bill also had a provision that received very little attention—changes to the Underwood-Smith Scholarship and Loan Repayment program. The retooled program, now called the Underwood-Smith Teaching Scholars Program, is >
A West Virginia school system strives to lift up its children by tackling poverty
Oct 21, 9:04 AM: The shifts that have beset McDowell County are happening all over the country. With the growing recognition of the ways poverty can impede learning, schools are playing a larger role in meeting the basic needs of children: >
The State Of W.Va. Schools According To State Superintendent
Oct 16, 8:15 AM: Steven Paine, Ed.D., currently serves as West Virginia’s state superintendent for the second time in his career. He was the 25th state superintendent of schools from 2005 – 2011 and took up the post again in March of 2017 >
Union president defends teacher absences
Oct 15, 6:31 AM: Numbers released last week by the state Department of Education, which didn’t include maternity leave, showed 53 percent of teachers missed more than 10 days of work last year while 11 percent missed more than 20 days. >
Editorial: Writing charter school regulations
Oct 15, 6:16 AM: Members of the West Virginia Board of Education and state school Superintendent Steven Paine are in a no-win situation – at least in pleasing education “stakeholders.
Paine not yet ready to release draft on charter schools policy
Oct 10, 5:41 AM: State School Superintendent Dr. Steve Paine decided to pull the plug on plans to release a draft of the proposed policy for public charter schools at Wednesday’s state Board of Education meeting in Clarksburg. >
HEPC recognizes two dozen high schools for college readiness
Oct 1, 7:20 AM: Two dozen West Virginia high schools have been recognized for their college readiness services offered to students.
Charter Schools: Officials should take care writing regulations
Sep 18, 6:24 AM: West Virginia has authorized charter schools, as some education reformers urged, but it will be very difficult to open one. State Department of Education officials should not make it even more difficult than the law >
Editorial: Writing the rules for charter schools
Sep 17, 6:26 AM: West Virginia has authorized charter schools, as some education reformers urged, but it will be exceedingly difficult to open one. State Department of Education officials should not make it even more difficult than the law >



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  • Bluefield Daily Telegraph - Online 100%
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  • Wheeling News-Register - Online 8%
  • Mountain Statesman 17%