Vision Shared: Voicing Input about Education
Several communities across West Virginia have given their input regarding the future direction of education in West Virginia.
The 4th of 8 community forums being held across the state was conducted at the Cultural Center in Charleston on Thursday.
The room was filled with teachers, higher education officials, and community and business leaders all focused on one goal, improving education in the state.
Vision Shared President Rebecca Randolph says so far they are pleased to see the diversity of people coming together in one place to talk about positive change in education in the future.
These forums give communities across the state an opportunity to talk about the findings from the recent Education Efficiency Audit of West Virginia’s Primary and Secondary Education System.
The nonprofit organization Vision Shared, the group conducting these forums, says they want to see student achievement increase in the state as a result of these meetings.
“We produce a report annually that looks at student achievement and West Virginia consistently ranks low,“ says Randolph. “So our goal is to see that improve.“
The discussion at the forums mainly focuses on the service delivery improvement section of the audit. When all the forums are complete, the information collected will then be used to formulate plans for the future.
Randolph says Vision Shared will compile a report of all the information collected and use the report to identify starting points for creating long term and shortterm changes in the education system.
The next forum is scheduled for July 10, 2012 in Wheeling at 6:30 PM.
If you would like more information about the forums or to register for a forum, visit www.visionshared.com/edu2012/ or call 304.654.0875.