Search Result for: West Virginia


Closing Costs: A Summary of an Award Winning Look at School Consolidation in west virginia, a State Where It Has Been Tried Aggressively

... Few states have pursued consolidation of rural schools more aggressively than west virginia. With the promise of broader curriculum and huge tax savings, the state has closed more than 300 schools, one in every five, since 1990. In 2002, the Charleston Gazette investigated the outcomes of the state's consolidation efforts in the series, "Closing Costs." Its authors, reporters Eric Eyre and Scott Finn, won the 2002 Education Writers Award for best series for a news...
Date: 2002-11-01

Riding to School in Slow Motion: west virginia Long Bus Rides Negatively Impact Students, Schools

...Rural School and Community Trust, Slow Motion: Traveling by School Bus in Consolidated Districts in west virginia. Survey results show that high school students who ride the bus and attend consolidated high schools lose an average of 49 minutes each day, compared to students who have other forms of transportation in those same districts. Though the report focuses specifically on consolidation outcomes in west virginia, the lessons learned are a warning to any state that has pursued or is cons...
Date: 2007-03-15
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west virginia Community Story Tells Much About School Consolidation

... school and community that many local residents quit paying much attention to it. Meadow Bridge in west virginia has been a potential target of school consolidation for the better part of 40 years, and the community is once again in the throes of trying to protect its school. “Since the push for consolidation started in west virginia, the vast majority of elected Fayette County school board members have supported our community schools." says Carolyn Arritt, a Meadow Bridge resident,...
Date: 2010-07-23

west virginia Governor Calls for Review of State Education Spending

...nks are free and current at time of posting, but may require registration or expire over time. A west virginia task force initially charged with moving forward education reforms related to the federal Race to the Top (RTTT) grant requirements has called for bids for an outside firm to conduct an audit of education funding to look for “redundancies and duplications of effort.” The 10-member task force was appointed by Governor Joe Manchin after his attempts to put into place a cha...
Date: 2010-09-28

west virginia Legislative Audit: Big Schools Push Students Out

...Links are free and current at time of posting, but may require registration or expire over time. A west virginia legislative audit report has found that district size exerts greater influence over whether students graduate than other factors including socioeconomic status and academic performance. It concludes that the state should conduct a full review of its school consolidation policy to determine its effects on a full range of academic outcomes. The report also found that the state has unde...
Date: 2010-01-29

2008 Rural School and Community Trust / Fund For Teachers Grant Recipients

...chool, Dixfield, Maine Southern Perspective of the American Civil War: Historic Sites in Virginia, west virginia, and Pennsylvania Through this fellowship Beth explored Civil War history in multiple locations in Virginia and in Gettsyburg, Pennsylvania -- visiting historical locations and battlefields that southerners lived and died on for their cause. Beth brought back to her students classroom materials, pictures, videos, information, artifacts, and her personal experience and stories from v...
Date: 2009-04-03

2009 Rural School and Community Trust / Fund For Teachers Grant Recipients

... New Perspective at 14,000 ft  Curriculum: Astronomy Club and Outreach Group     west virginia   Marlinton Middle School Shirlene Groseclose, a middle-school foreign languages teacher, will travel to Guatemala to explore and understand the rich culture of the Spanish and Mayan people, their influence on Hispanic culture and the challenges facing Guatemalans today. Shirlene will partner with Cross Cultural Solutions, an organization that places international volunteers ...
Date: 2009-11-05

2010 Rural School and Community Trust / Fund For Teachers Grant Recipients

...Salmon Adventure  Curriculum: Alaska: Landforms, Tlingit Culture, And Salmon     west virginia   Frankford Elementary School, Frankford Elementary school teacher Donna Legg observed small diverse communities and schools in South Dakota, Arkansas, Alabama and North Carolina to create a multicultural unit that encourages students to embrace their own traditions and culture while respecting those of others. Resources  Presentation: Cultural Diversity  Curr...
Date: 2010-10-26

Why Rural Matters 2011-2012 Released This Month

...ollment increased by 150% nationwide. Hispanic enrollment more than doubled in 13 states, including west virginia, Mississippi, South Carolina, Illinois, Alabama, Kentucky, Alaska, Arizona, Virginia, North Carolina, Arkansas, Georgia, and Maryland. Poverty: The percentage of rural students living in poverty has risen significantly. Between 1999–2000 and 2008–09 the rate of students eligible for free and reduced price lunch increased by nearly a third to 40% of all rural students. Th...
Date: 2012-01-27

Anything But Research-based: State Initiatives to Consolidate Schools and Districts

...kansas, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Nebraska, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, and west virginia Breaking the Mold: Policies that Support Rural Education Rural Trust's Rural School District Reorganization Standards Introduction Policymakers are giving unprecedented lip service to the importance of data-based decision-making and research-based education reforms. But many are not heeding their own admonitions and are instead exploring or actively promoting initia...
Date: 2006-03-06

Community Center Seeks to Re-Knit Divided Community

...This article appeared in the September 2010 Rural Policy Matters. The Coal River Valley community in southern west virginia celebrated the opening of a new community center this month. The center, located in Whitesville (near the Boone-Raleigh County line), has a greenhouse, community gardens, a canning kitchen, arts and crafts center, and business incubator. And, it has already begun hosting a variety of community activities like movie nights, workshops where residents share skills, and social...
Date: 2010-09-29

Consolidation Fight-Back Toolkit

...;Get PDF File   Closing Costs: A Summary of an Award Winning Look at School Consolidation in west virginia, a State Where It Has Been Tried Aggressively Few states have pursued consolidation of rural schools more aggressively than west virginia. With the promise of broader curriculum and huge tax savings, the state has closed more than 300 schools, one in every five, since 1990. In 2002, the Charleston Gazette investigated the outcomes of the state's consolidation efforts in the series, ...
Date: 2011-02-16

Distance Learning Technologies: Giving Small Schools Big Capabilities

... E. & Finn S. (August 25, 2002 & September 29, 2002) Closing Costs, School Consolidation in west virginia. west virginia Gazette-Mail Funk, P. E. & Bailey, J. (1999, September). Small schools, big results: Nebraska high school completion and postsecondary enrollment rates by size of school district. Nebraska Alliance for Rural Education. GreaterNET & Missouri Distance Learning Association (MoDLA). (September 2002). Recommended Standards, Guidelines, and Resources for K-12 T...
Date: 2003-01-01

Echoes in the Hallway: A Play by Joseph P. Hiney

...hools' hallways. After its debut, Echoes in the Hallway played to audiences around Virginia and in west virginia. It has been staged before meetings of hundreds of people as an opening act for discussions about standards, testing, and other education issues. Mickey Vanderwerker, an education advocate in Virginia, recalls her experience with the play: As "Echoes in the Hallway" was being finalized for performance, Joe Hiney, the show's director and a teacher at Turner Ashby High Scho...
Date: 2001-09-01

Fact and Figures About States Where More Than One-Third of All Students Are Enrolled in Rural Districts

... in the following states (in ascending order): New Hampshire, Montana, Georgia, Iowa, North Dakota, west virginia, Arkansas, Tennessee, South Carolina, Kentucky, South Dakota, Alabama, and North Carolina. In addition more than half of all students attend school in a rural district in Mississippi (56.5% of all students); Maine (57.2%), and Vermont (57.5%). Source: Why Rural Matters 2013–2014. Read more from the December 2014 Rural Policy Matters....
Date: 2014-12-17