State: West Virginia

Overview

West Virginia
Your Guide to Data and Services for West Virginia

SREB works with West Virginia policymakers, colleges and schools to help them improve education. From this page, find independent, accurate data, reliable best practices and ways to share scarce resources — plus details on how West Virginia uses SREB’s targeted programs and services.

West Virginia Members of the Board

Jim Justice, Governor of West Virginia, Charleston, ex officio (2021)
Thomas W. Campbell, Financial Officer, State Board of Education, Lewisburg (2021)
Paul Hill, former Chancellor, Higher Education Policy Commission, Charleston (2020)
Robert H. Plymale, State Senator, Huntington (2022) Treasurer of the SREB Board
Roman W. Prezioso Jr., State Senator, Fairmont (2019)

(Appointments to the Board are made by the Governor. Terms expire June 30 of the specified year.)

West Virginia Members of the Legislative Advisory Council

Paul Espinosa, State Delegate, Charles Town
Kenny Mann, State Senator, Ballard
Robert H. Plymale, State Senator, Huntington
Roman W. Prezioso, Jr., State Senator, Fairmont

News

Benedum Foundation Awards Grant to Marshall University-SREB Partnership
Expanding Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics in Huntington, WV

The Marshall University Foundation has been awarded a $50,000 planning grant from the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation to expand science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics opportunities in Huntington, West Virginia, and to update a statewide high school STEM program. The grant was developed by Marshall University engineering and art programs with the SREB Advanced Career program and the Office of Career and Technical Education at the West Virginia Department of Education.

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Schools Honored at the Making Schools Work Conference
2019 Gene Bottoms Pacesetter School Awards

Ten schools were recognized at the Making Schools Work Conference in Baltimore, Maryland, for their efforts to increase quality instruction and raise student achievement.

The Gene Bottoms Pacesetter Awards recognize schools that implement one of SREB’s Making Schools Work school improvement frameworks and are achieving success in increasing student graduation rates, readiness for college or careers, and credential attainment.

How did each each school achieved the award? Download the releases below for details.

Publication November 20188 pages

West Virginia
College Affordability Profile

To help policymakers assess and improve college affordability in their states, SREB provides tailored reports on the policies, programs and prices that drive affordability. Each member-state profile details net price at different types of institutions, state financial aid based on need or other factors, student borrowing, and percentage of family income needed to pay for college at different income levels.

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Publication June 201840 pages(18E03-WV)

West Virginia: Looking Closer

Looking Closer is the eighth biennial report to SREB states on their progress in meeting SREB’s Challenge to Lead goals for education. Each customized state report documents progress on both measurable outcomes and state policies. Through effective policy implementation, the goals can help states drive improvements in student achievement, high school graduation, college completion and workforce readiness.

FULL REPORT

DATA GRAPHICS SNAPSHOT

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Governor Edwards of Louisiana Re-Elected Chair of the Southern Regional Education Board
Chancellor Johnson of Oklahoma is vice chair

LAC officers are Senator Millar of Georgia and Representative Carney of Kentucky

Atlanta, Georgia — June 26, 2018 — Governor John Bel Edwards of Louisiana was re-elected to serve another one-year term as chair of the Southern Regional Education Board. He was re-elected at the organization’s annual meeting in Boca Raton, Florida, on Sunday.

Blog post Gene BottomsSenior Vice President, SREB
Photo of a female CTE student operating a drill press.

West Virginia: Leading-Edge Career-Tech Showcased in The New York Times
State's partnerships with SREB go far beyond adoption of Advanced Career Energy and Power pathway.

A recent article in The New York Times describes how West Virginia’s career and technical education programs are preparing students for degrees and careers in the state’s high-tech, high-demand industries. “Far from being strictly a job training program for teenagers, classes like Advanced Career Energy and Power require math and physics instruction as rigorous as in the College Board’s Advanced Placement track.”

Here are six ways the state partners with SREB in CTE and readiness.

Publication May 20164 pages

Professional Learning
West Virginia

SREB researchers gathered information on efforts in West Virginia, particularly at the West Virginia Department of Education, to foster effective professional learning on the state’s college- and career readiness standards, the Next Generation Content Standards and Objectives (NxG CSOs). In collaboration with SREB states and national experts, SREB identified a set of expected state actions — “look-fors” — in four areas of state leadership in professional learning.

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West Virginia State University is 1,000th SARA Member
Major milestone in building nationwide access to distance learning

West Virginia State University is the 1,000th institution to participate in the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA), a nationwide initiative of states and institutions that makes distance education courses more accessible to students across state lines and makes it easier for states to regulate and institutions to participate in interstate distance education while improving consumer protection.