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Interview with Molly Sigmon

2020-04-06T09:50:53-04:00

Show Notes In this episode, Brandie Turner and I interview Molly Sigmon, a Communities in School Coordinator from Wyoming County, West Virginia.  Molly’s passion to combat chronic absenteeism is evident in the very inspiring, yet simple strategies that she uses at Berlin McKinney Elementary. What to Listen for: What is chronic absence? How does

Interview with Molly Sigmon2020-04-06T09:50:53-04:00

Hero of Education Story – Lionel Hope Jr.

2020-02-10T18:41:51-05:00

Highlawn Elementary School, Cabell County When I was a kid in third grade, my parents divorced, and I went to live with my grandfather and my aunt. I never knew what it was like to wake up on Christmas morning and open presents with my parents. Like a lot of kids these

Hero of Education Story – Lionel Hope Jr.2020-02-10T18:41:51-05:00

Myth Busting Chronic Absence

2020-04-06T09:51:57-04:00

Show Notes Today, I am talking with State Early Literacy Specialist, Brandie Turner about chronic absence and debunking common educator misconceptions regarding students who are chronically absent. What to Listen for: What is chronic absence? How does chronic absenteeism effect a student’s education? What support/tools does the West Virginia Department of Education have available

Myth Busting Chronic Absence2020-04-06T09:51:57-04:00

High-Quality Instruction

2020-01-22T16:16:22-05:00

High-Quality Instruction episodes focus on providing teachers with research-based professional learning and resources on high-quality, standards-aligned instructional materials, best teaching practices, and learning environments that will lead to student success.

High-Quality Instruction2020-01-22T16:16:22-05:00

Extended Learning

2020-01-22T16:15:25-05:00

Extended learning episodes focus on research, resources, and programs to support students when they are not in school.  The Campaign for Grade-Level Reading emphasizes the need for summer programming in order to reduce the “summer slide.”

Extended Learning2020-01-22T16:15:25-05:00

Attendance

2020-01-22T16:12:10-05:00

Attendance episodes focus on research, resources, and programs that work towards reducing chronic absenteeism in the early grades in order to establish good attendance habits and combat chronic absence.  We believe that attendance habits begin as early as pre-k.

Attendance2020-01-22T16:12:10-05:00

School Readiness

2020-01-22T15:58:54-05:00

School Readiness episodes focus on the research, resources, and programs that highlight the importance of ensuring that children have access to the best available resources prior to entering school and that schools are ready to support all children at their varying developmental levels.

School Readiness2020-01-22T15:58:54-05:00

Our Most Precious Investment

2020-04-06T09:53:16-04:00

Show Notes Being a leader of literacy involves so much more than helping children learn to read. So, what exactly does it involve? Today, I am talking with the West Virginia Campaign for Grade-Level Reading State Lead, Maggie Luma and Early Literacy Specialist, Brandie Turner about the West Virginia Campaign for Grade-Level Reading and

Our Most Precious Investment2020-04-06T09:53:16-04:00

Hero of Education Story – John Dan Sitar

2020-02-13T09:26:43-05:00

Hampshire County Schools Education has done pretty well by me. It has given me many opportunities and allowed me to do many things in my life. I’m a school bus driver in Romney, West Virginia, and every day I wear a shirt and tie. I started first grade in 1952 at Romney

Hero of Education Story – John Dan Sitar2020-02-13T09:26:43-05:00

Board of Education Considers Policy to Personalize Graduation Requirements

2019-12-11T14:50:00-05:00

December 11, 2019 CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Board of Education (WVBE) voted today to place two policies on public comment that will provide additional flexibility to counties in scheduling, allow for innovative practices in the personalization of students’ graduation requirements while also ensuring consistent measures for school and district accountability. The WVBE

Board of Education Considers Policy to Personalize Graduation Requirements2019-12-11T14:50:00-05:00