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Low-performing schools to get help

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The West Virginia Board of Education has identified 32 low-performing schools across the state that will get additional support to meet the needs of their students.

Officials say the pending list of priority schools are among the lowest 5 percent of schools based on student achievement and a historical lack of progress over three years.

The weaknesses of the schools will be outlined and each will be given a roadmap to success based on its specific needs.

State Superintendent of Schools Jim Phares says that officials will work with the schools and their county school systems to implement improvements.

A school can exit the priority status if it no longer satisfies the initial criteria and it demonstrates successful school turnaround strategies after three years.


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