WVDE Education Reform Forum Monday

West Virginia Department of Education to conduct school improvement forum at Cabell Midland Monday
Posted on 03/13/2019
Student Advisors

The West Virginia Department of Education will conduct one of seven regional forums to discuss statewide school improvement options at Cabell Midland High School, Monday, March 18, 2019. The forum will begin promptly at 6:00 PM in the school’s auditorium.

According to a West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE) news release, the forum will begin with a short presentation, followed by round-table discussions in groups. The small group discussions will seek input on the core issues surrounding education and bring together a range of perspectives and viewpoints from across the state.

The WVDE further explains that the regional forums “will provide opportunities for stakeholders to engage in constructive dialogue regarding possible education reform that may be considered during the special legislative session.” Each forum will be facilitated by the Consensus Building Institute (CBI).

“This is an opportunity to make sure our voice is heard on what we know to be true when it comes to improving the educational outcomes for all students,” says Ryan Saxe, Cabell County Schools Superintendent. “Our employees, students and parents know that research-based best practices, together with highly-qualified educators and employees equipped with the right academic and social supports, are paramount to education betterment.”

All are invited to attend the public workshop. Pre-registration is preferred, but not required. Participants can pre-register by visiting https://wvde.us/education-public-forum/.

“I look forward to the opportunity to elicit input and encourage all parties with an interest in education to participate,” said West Virginia Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Steven Paine. “This is a great opportunity for all stakeholders to engage in a constructive discussion on how to best improve education in West Virginia.”

The WVDE will provide a report to Governor Justice and members of the West Virginia legislature, with a goal of summarizing the statewide forums and highlighting research-based strategies that will improve student achievement.

For more information, please contact Kristin Anderson at the West Virginia Department of Education Office of Communications by calling (304) 558-2699, or by email at Kristin.Anderson@k12.wv.us

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