No Child Left Behind Highlighted During Regional Workshops

March 21, 2003

CHARLESTON, W. Va. -The West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE) is spreading the word about the latest developments regarding the federal No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act.  

The WVDE has scheduled another series of regional workshops to review what changes school systems can expect during the 2003 – 2004 school year. WVDE teams are meeting with superintendents, principals and other school administrators.  

“We want students, parents, teachers and school administrators to be prepared for all the changes resulting from NCLB,” said State Schools Superintendent David Stewart. “It is vital that our frontline people have a good understanding of what the federal legislation means to individual schools. This set of workshops is the third time my staff has traveled across the state in our effort to get out the latest NCLB information.”  

Two workshop sessions are scheduled per day at each location. The schedule is as follows:  

March 25, 2003
9am – 12pm
1pm – 4pm

Regional Education Service Agency I Office
400 Neville Street
Beckley, WV 25801
9am – 12 pm
1pm – 4 pm
Comfort Suites
I-77, Exit 170 - Rt. 4, Box 101
Mineral Wells, WV 26105
9am – 12pm
1pm – 4 pm
Wheeling Park, White Palace
1801 National Road
Wheeling, WV 26003

March 27, 2003

9am – 12 pm
1pm – 4pm


John XXIII Pastoral Center
100 Hodges Road
Charleston, WV 25314

April 1, 2003

9am- 12pm
1pm – 4pm


Radisson Hotel
1001 Third Avenue
Huntington, WV 25701

April 2, 2003
9am – 12pm
1pm – 4 pm

Regional Education Service Agency VII Office
1201 N. 15th Street
Clarksburg, WV 26301

April 3, 2003
9am – 12pm
1pm – 4pm

Oak Hill Holiday Inn
340 Oyler Avenue
Oak Hill, WV 25901


9am – 12 pm
1pm – 4pm
Holiday Inn
301 Foxcroft Avenue
Martinsburg, WV 25401

In 2002, President George Bush signed into law the NCLB Act of 2001. The Act is the most sweeping reform of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. NCLB focuses on providing education for all students in order to close the achievement gap and ensure that no child is left behind.  

For more information about the No Child Left Behind workshops, call the WVDE Communications Office at 304-558-2699.

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