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Progress 2018 — How we Learn

Various Paths to High School Graduation Offered in Ohio

a­­From Staff Reports MARTINS FERRY — The Ohio Department of Education offers a few ways for students to earn their high school diplomas after their long school careers, but some local educators believe the pathways can make it more difficult for students to graduate on time. Martins ...

School Nurses Teach Healthy Habits

By LINDA COMINS Staff Writer WHEELING — Area school districts take a two-pronged approach to promote wellness: teaching healthy habits and preventing the spread of disease. At this time of year, influenza and pneumonia capture most of the illness-related headlines, but school personnel ...

Local Preschool Curriculum Sets Foundation for Education

By SCOTT McCLOSKEY Staff Writer WHEELING — National research has proven children who participate in high-quality preschool programs have better health, social-emotional and cognitive outcomes than those who do not, and the future of preschool options in West Virginia and Ohio is looking ...

Plenty of Opportunities In Oil and Gas Industry

By CASEY JUNKINS Staff Writer WHEELING —Ranging from roughneck well worker to petroleum engineer, the careers available in the Marcellus and Utica shale fields are as wide-ranging as the training required to get them. Some jobs, such as those involving water transportation, may not ...

Passion, Relevance and Engagement are Keys to Learning at The Linsly School

WHEELING — Teachers and administrators at The Linsly School, an independent boarding and day school for grades 5-12 in Wheeling, know that students learn best through passion, relevance and engagement. With an average class size of 13 and a student to faculty ratio of 9:1, Linsly is a ...

College Alternatives On the Rise

By ALAN OLSON Staff Writer WHEELING — While many students may feel pressured to go to college immediately after graduating high school, many local programs are offered as alternatives to the four-year college experience, with those same activities extended to non-traditional students who ...