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Line of students getting onto a school bus
Mar 15, 2021
By the second week of March, most school districts across Region 5 had begun returning to in-person learning.  Governors, legislatures, and state boards of education in Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia were mandating schools reopen classrooms. In most cases, that meant students in grades pre-K-8 returned in-person for instruction 5 days a week while school systems still could keep high schools on “blended” in-person and online…
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Teachers sitting at a table smiling
Mar 1, 2021
In 2020, the West Virginia Legislature passed House Bill 4804, directing the West Virginia Department of Education to assist county school boards with the design and implementation of a teacher leadership framework. As local WV boards of education and school districts develop their teacher leadership frameworks, staff should consider how talent management practices focus on teacher leadership competencies and how teacher leadership talent…
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Teacher at blackboard
Feb 22, 2021
A recent WVNews article, “Higher ed, K-12 system to collaborate and address teacher preparation, recruitment and retention in West Virginia,” described how administrations are coming together to address teacher preparation, recruitment and retention in West Virginia to resolve a teacher shortage that has faced the state for years. As part of that effort, administrators and policymakers are focused on developing innovative pathways into the…
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Teacher with students working in the background
Feb 15, 2021
A recent WVNews article, “Higher ed, K-12 system to collaborate and address teacher preparation, recruitment and retention in West Virginia,” describes how administrations are coming together to address teacher preparation, recruitment and retention in West Virginia to address a teacher shortage that has faced the state for years. According to the article, State Superintendent of Schools W. Clayton Burch and West Virginia Higher Education…
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Red Tool Box
Feb 10, 2021
“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” – Helen Keller   2020 will undoubtedly be known as the year a global pandemic disrupted the status quo of schoolhouse learning. In March 2020, virtually all states were forced to shut down schools. Most state and local education agencies were not organized to support basic online learning practices, which included: methods for ensuring equitable technology access, training for…

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