CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Innovative ideas and approaches to learning have earned county education systems and schools some extra cash. The West Virginia Board of Education (WVBE), on Wednesday, approved a list of Regular Innovation Zones and Dropout Prevention Innovation Zones.
An Innovation Zone designation gives schools support and flexibility to collaboratively implement innovation to enhance student learning, which may currently be restrained by policy or code. Each county or school has an Innovation Zone Plan tailored to its specific needs.
The 2015 Innovation Zone grant awardees are:
Barbour County - Middle School Quest for High School Success
Clay County - Community School
Grant County - Project Connect
Greenbrier County - Minding Our Business
Lincoln County - Catching Them Up...
McDowell County - Community School
Mercer County Schools - Helping Hands
Mingo County- E3: Engage, Experience, and Educate
Ohio County - The Anchor Program
For more information, contact Liza Cordeiro in the Office of Communication at (304) 558-2699.