West Virginia

State Plan Submissions and Drafts

Since April 3, a number of states have submitted their ESSA implementation plans to the U.S. Dept. of Education. Here’s a compiled list of the state plan submissions and the most recent draft versions states have released so far. Approved Plans Arizona: Final Plan Approved (9/6/17) Connecticut:...

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WV Submits ESSA Plan to Dept. of Ed

West Virginia submitted its ESSA plan to the U.S. Department of Education on Monday, ahead of schedule. “I am extremely proud of the extraordinary amount of work put into developing this plan and for the valuable input we received from various stakeholders including teachers, parents,...

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WV Proposes Changes to Public School’s Attendance Rates

Under ESSA, the West Virginia Dept. of Education proposed “making out-of-school suspensions, other than those resulting from the highest level of student offenses, count against public schools’ attendance rates.” Commentary on the proposed change will be accepted until August 30.

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WV Releases Final Draft ESSA Plan

At a public forum, the West Virginia Dept. of Education released the state’s final draft ESSA plan. Kristin Anderson, communications director for the state agency, said the department  “felt it was important to provide time for the general public to come ask us questions and...

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WV Stakeholders Discuss State’s ESSA Plan

Education stakeholders in West Virginia gathered on July 20 to discuss the state’s ESSA plan at a public forum in Fairmont. Several questions and discussions focused on “sociological particulars of life Appalachia.”

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WV Board of Ed Considers New Accountability System

The West Virginia Board of Education released a new plan, and is considering a new accountability system under ESSA that wouldn’t give schools a summative rating. State Dept. of Education leaders presented a new plan to the Board “that includes various school measurements” but noted...

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