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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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Gauge from green to red showing current level between green and yellow.
Jan 19, 2021
The Region 5 Comprehensive Center (R5CC) has been meeting with representatives from the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) to identify priorities for our second year of Technical Assistance (TA) and capacity building. Kentucky, like other states, has been greatly affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. It had to close and reopen schools, and then close again. Kentucky quickly implemented its robust plan for Nontraditional Instruction (NTI) to…
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Life raft being handed to a person drowning in work
Nov 17, 2020
As we move into the early winter, sharp raises in the number of COVID-19 cases are creating additional disruptions in districts and schools’ plans. For example, the West Virginia Governor recently announced an executive order moving students to remote learning for a week following Thanksgiving. And, in hotspots across the country, including New York, Boston and Central Indiana, there are similar stories of schools cancelling in–person…

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