Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia


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This report from the Center on Innovations in Learning provides information on resources related to models or contexts in which virtual education can occur and identifies key factors related to success, with a special focus on full-time virtual schools at the secondary level.

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As the demand and opportunity for virtual learning grows, so does the need to evaluate its qualities and impact.  This rubric is the result of a collaborative effort between the Center on Innovations in Learning and the Northeast Comprehensive Center in response to requests from three states to collectively design a regionally consistent evaluation tool for virtual learning.

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The West Comprehensive Center at WestEd (WCC) provides support and assistance on key education initiatives to state education agencies in Arizona, Nevada and Utah.

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The West Virginia Board of Education establishes policies and rules to assure implementation of West Virginia's Education goals and to ensure the general supervision, oversight and monitoring of a thorough and efficient educational system.

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Twenty years ago, West Virginia first required kindergarten to last a full school day. Continuing to support early learning, the legislature passed a law in 2002 that required the state’s 55 counties to offer preschool by 2012 to all 4-year-olds and to 3-year-olds with disabilities. Following this success, a new law passed in 2014 to make certain that third grade students could read at that level.  Learn how the Appalachia Regional Comprehensive Center supported the state's efforts to promote early learning.

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This College & Career Readiness & Success Center brief highlights concrete examples of accountability measures used in alternative education settings in three major categories: (1) readiness to receive education, (2) demonstration of learning, and (3) readiness for college and career. The brief also provides considerations for states interested in adopting flexible measures that ensure all schools meet the needs of students.