Adverse Childhood Experiences

Despite Legislative Action Last Year, Discipline Continues To Be Focus Of Session

Discipline has always been a part of a school education. But in recent years, concerns over student and teacher safety have elevated discipline to be the school issue of the day. The West Virginia Legislature has attempted to address the matter, and has indicated it will continue to do so this year.

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Raleigh County Schools Embrace Alternative Approach To School Discipline Issues

An increase in disciplinary issues in schools is leading to a new approach in elementary schools across the state. 

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Can Early Trauma Last A Lifetime?

A 1998 study on Adverse Childhood Experiences (also known as “ACEs”) concluded that traumas early in life can lead to poor health outcomes later on. Today, the findings of the study are considered ground-breaking and have sparked a world-wide social healing movement. But some say using such a rubric to assess a person’s traumatic experiences won’t work for everyone and may simply label and limit their future potential.

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Returning Home: Berkeley County Special Education Teacher Lifts Up Students With Disabilities

As part of our “Returning Home” series, education reporter Liz McCormick sat down with Berkeley County resident and educator Elizabeth Anne Greer Mobley. Mobley moved from Maryland to Martinsburg with her family when she was 14. The now 30-year-old mother of three is passionate about improving special education for K-12 students in West Virginia.

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