West Virginia

Posted Aug. 8, 2018

This School Year Let’s Treat Our Teachers Like Celebrities

My father was a high school teacher for 30 years. My earliest memories are of him returning home in the evening after a long day…

By Ryan E. Hill

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Posted Apr. 27, 2018

These Teachers of the Year Stand Up in Support of Teachers Fighting for a Living Wage

A tide is sweeping across the nation. We are witnessing a new wave of teacher activism unfolding, state by state. West Virginia teachers were the…

By 2017 State Teachers of the Year

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Posted Jan. 26, 2016

These Numbers Are Sobering, But They Make the Case for High Standards

Success stories often make for good newspaper articles, and the Ron Clark Academy in Atlanta has recently received national attention for its transformative culture of…

By Perpetual Baffour

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Posted Nov. 13, 2015

Increasing Access to Higher Education: What Tennessee Can Learn From West Virginia

Tennessee recently opened the door to higher education for many high-school students by way of the Tennessee Promise scholarship program. This initiative is part of…

By Charles Corra

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Posted Nov. 6, 2015

9 Ways the Wall Street Journal Got It Wrong on Common Core

This week the Wall Street Journal published an extensive front page story that, at best, misrepresented the persistence of the Common Core, and at worst,…

By Karen Nussle

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Posted Oct. 13, 2015

The Coal Miners’ Kids Need Options, Too

Just south of Charleston, tucked in the valleys of Appalachia, rests Welch, West Virginia, a once prosperous and thriving coal town often referred to as…

By Tiphani Davis

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Posted Aug. 20, 2015

West Virginia, We Have a Problem: Teaching 21st-Century Skills in a 20th-Century Classroom

As an educator, one of the worst feelings in the world is when you open your laptop only to find that your carefully designed lesson…

By Tiphani Davis

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Posted Jan. 26, 2015

Teacher: Common Core Must Be Given Time to Develop

Barbara Zingg is a teacher at Washington High School in Charles Town, West Virginia. She primarily teaches math, but has also taught theater, classic film…

By Barbara B. Zingg

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Posted Mar. 18, 2019

Trump Isn’t Just Cutting the Education Budget, He Wants Schools to Pay for the Wall

Mexico will not pay for Donald Trump’s wall. Your children will. And your children’s children will pay the interest, as will their children—and perhaps the…

By Brett Bigham

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Posted Mar. 18, 2019

As Long as There’s White Privilege, We’re Going to Need Affirmative Action

Affirmative action: For years, some people have balked at it, while others have been actively trying to dismantle it. But we need to embrace it,…

By Letisha Marrero

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Posted Mar. 19, 2019

Don’t Like Who’s on the School Board Ballot? Run.

With headlines dominated by news of 2020 presidential candidates, it’s easy to forget that there are elections happening across the country in 2019. But in…

By Aviva Rosman, Lea Crusey

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