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 May 21, 2019

Here’s One Thing You Can Do Right Now to Defend the Rights of Black Families in California

I don’t know about you, but I can’t just sit by and watch. It’s time for action. The latest battleground in the national war on…

By Tanesha Peeples

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Posted May 20, 2019

In 2016 I Gave Money to the Bernie Campaign. Now I’ll Be Damned If I Give a Single Penny.

In 2016, I gave money to the Bernie Sanders presidential campaign. It was and remains the first and only time I have ever given a…

By Zachary Wright 

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Posted May 21, 2019

They’re Trying to Ban Charter Schools in California. Here’s Why That Matters.

About two years ago this time I had to write an explainer piece when the NAACP pushed for a moratorium on public charter schools. The…

By Ikhlas Saleem

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