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Progress 2018- How We Learn

Various Paths to High School Graduation Offered in Ohio

­­From Staff Reports MARTINS FERRY — The Ohio Department of Education offers a few ways for students to earn their high school diplomas after their long school careers, but some local educators believe the pathways can make it more difficult for students to graduate on time. Martins ...

School Nurses Teach Healthy Habits

By LINDA COMINS Staff Writer WHEELING — Area school districts take a two-pronged approach to promote wellness: teaching healthy habits and preventing the spread of disease. At this time of year, influenza and pneumonia capture most of the illness-related headlines, but school personnel ...

Local Preschool Curriculum Sets Foundation for Education

By SCOTT McCLOSKEY Staff Writer WHEELING — National research has proven children who participate in high-quality preschool programs have better health, social-emotional and cognitive outcomes than those who do not, and the future of preschool options in West Virginia and Ohio is looking ...

Plenty of Opportunities In Oil and Gas Industry

By CASEY JUNKINS Staff Writer WHEELING —Ranging from roughneck well worker to petroleum engineer, the careers available in the Marcellus and Utica shale fields are as wide-ranging as the training required to get them. Some jobs, such as those involving water transportation, may not ...

Officials Don’t See Charter Schools Benefiting Ohio Valley

By JOSELYN KING Staff Writer WHEELING — Educators and lawmakers in West Virginia and Ohio believe charter schools will become reality in both states in the near future — but they also don’t think there will be much need for them in the Ohio Valley. They see charter schools as being ...

Passion, Relevance and Engagement are Keys to Learning at The Linsly School

WHEELING — Teachers and administrators at The Linsly School, an independent boarding and day school for grades 5-12 in Wheeling, know that students learn best through passion, relevance and engagement. With an average class size of 13 and a student to faculty ratio of 9:1, Linsly is a ...

College Alternatives On the Rise

By ALAN OLSON Staff Writer WHEELING — While many students may feel pressured to go to college immediately after graduating high school, many local programs are offered as alternatives to the four-year college experience, with those same activities extended to non-traditional students who ...

Belmont Career Center Educator Receives Outstanding Teacher Award

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Penny Shane, school counselor at the Belmont Career Center, has been recognized by the Coalition of Rural and Appalachian Schools with the 2018 Outstanding Teacher Award. CORAS, in partnership with the Ohio University College of Education, is an organization composed of ...

Parochial High Schools Offer Many Opportunities for Local Students

By JESSICA BROVERMAN Staff Writer WHEELING — Private institutions such as Central Catholic High School in Wheeling encourage families to take a deeper look at what they offer so an informed decision can be made about education. John Yelenic, director of admissions at CCHS, is also ...

Higher Learning Institutions Educate Community

By JESSICA BROVERMAN Staff Writer WHEELING — Colleges and universities throughout the region offers a wide variety of degree programs and career training, but they also help educate non-student community members with a number of outreach activities. For example, West Virginia Northern ...

BLHS Modernizes Learning With zSpace Program

CONNORVILLE — Some realistic learning tools are helping students at Buckeye Local High School expand their educational opportunities. Funding from a $25,000 Charles M. and Thelma M. Pugliese Charitable Foundation grant added zSpace 3-D learning software late last year which is outfitted ...

OUE Announces Spring Campus Event: ‘Admitted Day’

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — High school seniors are invited to attend a spring visitation event called Admitted Day at Ohio University Eastern Campus at 3 p.m. March 22 that will end with a $500 scholarship drawing. Register online at ohio.edu/eastern or call 740-699-2536. “Whether students have ...

Options Available To Help Students Pay for College

(BPT) — With student debt increasingly becoming a long-term burden on graduates and families, says Peter Gayle, a vice president for Prudential Advisors, it’s never been more important to minimize the out-of-pocket expenses to put a student through college - and reduce reliance on student ...