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'Virtual School' faces fight
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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?
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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 >

Educators debate letting children sleep later
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May 31, 3:13 PM:

Preston County pushes start time back 30 minutes. Hopes students will be more alert, thus increasing achievement. Teachers get more planning time, but this isn't proven to help an ineffective teacher become better. Any >

Manual-West Virginia targets gap between education, available jobs
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May 2, 9:00 AM:

WV's community and technical colleges commit to producing 16,000 more grads by 2015 to help state compete for skilled jobs. Good stats defining problem. Unclear how to encourage students to continue ed and study in areas >

Manual-New Education Standards Being Developed for West Virginia Public Schools
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Apr 27, 1:08 PM:

State board prepares to hear from educators developing new standards for math, English and language arts that will be in line with national Common Core. Tell us if these are only courses changing and when new standards >

Some schools closing the book on laptops
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Apr 12, 12:46 PM:

Many WV schools no longer provide students with laptops, a decade after initiative began. Problems include budget shortfall and lack of bandwidth. Disappointing news, but could do with data on project's effectiveness. >

W.Va. gets D in history
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Mar 2, 10:32 AM:

WVa. gets a "D" and falls within national average on U.S. history assessment standards in a Fordham report. Only the one report cited and its criteria don't jibe with the the state's view of viable standards. The  bigger >

Teachers against evaluation based on student achievement
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Feb 25, 9:03 AM:

Teacher union survey asks and finds widespread opposition to reforms that are sweeping rest of country. Union leaders announce to press that they oppose efforts to use performance in evaluations and charter schools. >

Group promotes charter schools
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Feb 7, 10:13 AM:

An anemic piece on charter schools that wanders around to an un-conclusion. The ennui in the article is made more evident by the enthusiasm of supporter Tim McClung, who has to make his point the hard way.

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180 days: Students deserve more
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Jan 31, 10:20 AM:

Notes one reason U.S. academic performance is weaker than other nations: shorter school years. Having longer years may be dismissed due to budgets. What alternatives exist for a longer school year (i.e. virtual)?

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  • Bluefield Daily Telegraph - Online 100%
  • Wetzel Chronicle - Online 75%

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  • Wheeling News-Register - Online 8%
  • Mountain Statesman 17%