Wise Unveils No Child Left Behind Logo; Launches Website

May 20, 2003

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Gov. Bob Wise today unveiled the state's No Child Left Behind (NCLB) website and implementation plan logo, West Virginia Achieves.  

"West Virginia Achieves is our way of ensuring that every child in the state gets a good education -- an education that will guarantee a successful future," said Wise.  

Parents and students can visit http://wvachieves.k12.wv.us to learn more about the plan.  

"We want to make sure kids and parents know what is expected of them in light of the No Child Left Behind Act," said State Schools Superintendent David Stewart. "Schools and teachers are accountable for what a student has or hasn't learned in the classroom. We want everyone to understand the significance of this landmark legislation."  

The Board of Education and the Department of Education will travel to schools across the state to promote West Virginia Achieves.  

The No Child Left Behind Act changes the culture of American schools by closing the achievement gap, offering more flexibility, giving parents more options and teaching students based on what works. Foremost among the four key principles is the insistence of stronger accountability for results.  

West Virginia was the ninth state to receive federal approval of its accountability plan. States are expected to develop strong accountability systems, establish high standards and hold all children to the same standards. They must also provide highly qualified teachers.  

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For more information visit:
WV Achieves - No Child Left Behind