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States Gaining a Say on School Accountability

Friday, September 4, 2015


Whether a rewrite of the No Child Left Behind Act makes it over the finish line this year, the federally driven accountability system at the heart of the law seems destined to go the way of the Blockbuster video.

The Obama administration has already opened the door to major flexibility by issuing waivers from the NCLB law, the current version of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.

WVU exploring purchase of Mountain State U. campus

Wednesday, November 19, 2014


MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia University is hoping to decide whether to purchase of the Mountain State University campus in Beckley by the end of the year.

Earlier this month, officials announced that the schools entered into an exclusive agreement to evaluate the possible purchase of the private school’s campus.

The agreement allows WVU to explore the facilities, location, academic programs, student services, learning opportunities and other areas.

Sequester Impacts Early Childhood Education

Wednesday, June 5, 2013


By Conrad Lotze
VP & Dean, School of Education at American Public University

The U.S. federal budget sequestration began on March 1 as part of the austerity fiscal policy enacted by the 2011 Budget Control Act. The sequester has drastically limited across-the-board government programs throughout the country, including early childhood education.

Particularly hard hit is Head Start, the federal program that aids low-income preschool children.

Sandy Hook – a Metaphor for Redemption from Evil

Saturday, December 22, 2012


By Charles W. Bindig, Ed.D.

I was not surprised at the bravery and selfless abandon that the teachers of Sandy Hook Elementary School exhibited last Friday in the face of real evil. As a former principal and elementary teacher, one intuitively understands that you need to protect your students at all costs, and that the safety of the school is paramount.

Sandy Hook: A Principal’s Perspective on Mental Health Issues and Violence in Schools

Monday, December 17, 2012


By Dr. Charles Bindig

Since the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut, I have been searching for a solution to the problem that all schools face: The potential for violence due to the exceptional vulnerability of the institution.

As a previous elementary school principal, I spent many a day trying to manage irate parents and out-of-control students.

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