West Virginia


402 articles

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 >
Opinion: Entrenched education systems need innovation, not tired tropes
Sep 13, 7:00 AM: While many citizens and plenty of teacher union members were angry at the passage of a charter school law in West Virginia last June, there is enough achievement evidence to suggest that the state’s public education cadre >
Measuring up: Is West Virginia ready for charter schools?
Sep 13, 6:15 AM: The question of whether West Virginia should join the majority of states in allowing charter schools consumed much of the Legislature’s time in its regular and special sessions this year. After long debate, the Legislature >
Commentary: Kids can’t learn if they are not in school
Sep 13, 5:55 AM: West Virginia’s public education system has a major student attendance problem; too many students are missing too many days of instruction.
Charter schools fight moves to regulatory arena
Sep 11, 6:13 AM: Officials of the West Virginia Department of Education and at least two county school superintendents met in Parkersburg last week to discuss rules to regulate charter schools in West Virginia.
West Virginia Poll: Concern about public school performance but distrust of charters
Sep 10, 6:41 AM: West Virginia voters favor improving public schools, aren’t fully trusting of charter schools, believe teachers should be paid more and are sympathetic to walkouts by teachers unions.
WV education leaders meet behind closed doors on charter schools
Sep 9, 7:18 AM: West Virginia Department of Education officials, a state Board of Education member and the schools superintendents of counties including Monongalia and Cabell met behind closed doors Wednesday.
Column: Nothing to fear from three charters
Aug 21, 5:14 AM: The opponents of public charter schools have relentlessly demonized and mischaracterized this widely accepted concept that exists in 44 other states. In fact, there are more than 7,000 charter schools in the United States. >
Charter school advocates "perturbed"
Aug 19, 6:58 AM: Don't expect charter schools in the near future in West Virginia. In an interview this past week, an advocate at the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools said that West Virginia's law is too restrictive to >
AFT-WV launches campaign for ‘Schools Our Students Need’
Aug 19, 5:58 AM: A new campaign from the American Federation of Teachers – West Virginia called “Schools Our Students Need” seeks to build on the education reform law to improve the education of the Mountain State’s students. >
Column: Real education reform brings much-needed change
Aug 14, 5:24 AM: Education is our state government’s biggest financial commitment and its greatest moral responsibility. For too long, we haven’t been living up to that responsibility.
WVU law professor is doubtful about legal challenge to omnibus education bill
Jul 29, 7:50 AM: As a union representing public school teachers is preparing to launch a legal challenge against the recently passed omnibus education bill that, among other things, legalized charter schools, a legal expert is unsure the >
Partnership allows high school students to get hands-on summer internship
Jul 29, 6:26 AM: A group of rising high school juniors spent a month at the Toyota plant in Putnam County for an internship where they received hands-on experience from the automotive giant.
Editorial: What teachers unions really care about
Jul 24, 7:23 AM: Every profession has good and bad practitioners. The majority will be somewhere in the middle, but the best will be superb and the worst, very bad. This is true of doctors, lawyers, teachers, etc.
Despite W.Va. education reform, the extraction of rural youth to continue
Jul 15, 5:27 AM: For half a year, West Virginia lawmakers and teachers unions have battled over the state’s education system. Most Republicans, who make up the majority in the Legislature, wanted to allow charter schools in the state. >
Column: The WVEA’s long shot to kill the education reform law
Jul 12, 5:41 AM: Opponents of charter schools were unable to stop the proposal in the Legislature, so they are now going to court. The West Virginia Education Association teachers’ union announced plans to sue the State over the passage of >
WVEA prepares legal battle over sweeping education law
Jul 11, 5:39 AM: The West Virginia Education Association announced Wednesday it intends to sue the state over the recent passage of a bill, which it says is unconstitutional while going beyond the will of the people.
Mitch Carmichael: A new era for education in West Virginia begins
Jul 9, 5:37 AM: Last month, something happened in your state Capitol that many people predicted never would: Our legislature passed a comprehensive education reform bill, including measures that provide educational choice in our state. >
Opinion: A call for civility in teacher unions
Jul 8, 7:06 AM: There are thousands of good, reasonable, rational, and caring public school teachers and service personnel across our state. Surely, most of them are embarrassed by the angry, mean-spirited attacks leveled against the >



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West Virginia

Best Performing Outlets

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


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Worst Performing Outlets

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