State Board Kicks-Off West Virginia Achieves

June 02, 2003

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Learning the latest in West Virginia’s No Child Left Behind plan can be remembered with three words: West Virginia Achieves. Members of the West Virginia Board of Education, State Schools Superintendent Dr. David Stewart and Regional Education Service Agency representatives traveled across the Mountain State recently to kick-off West Virginia Achieves, the state plan for No Child Left Behind.  

WV Achieves

Students at Blennerhassett Elementary, Washington Lands Elementary, Musselman Middle School, Nutter Fort Intermediate, Crab Orchard Elementary and the Village of Barboursville Elementary participated in the celebration.  

With the launch of the new website, students, educators and parents can now access the latest news of the state’s plan. The website,, contains information that is helpful to both parents and educators who are following No Child Left Behind.  

“We wanted to create a source of information that is continuously updated,” said Stewart. “The West Virginia Achieves website will provide information on report cards, content standards and assessment, as well other pertinent information regarding this legislation.”  

West Virginia was the ninth state in the nation to have its No Child Left Behind plan approved by the United States Department of Education.  

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.  

For more information regarding No Child Left Behind or West Virginia Achieves, please visit, or  

See Pictures at Each Location:  

The Village of Barboursville Elementary School  

Blennerhassett Elementary School  

Crab Orchard Elementary School  

Governor's Office  

Musselman Middle School  

NutterFort Intermediate School  

Washington Lands Elementary School

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