August 1, 2013
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin is encouraging a newly established commission to make recommendations on raising student achievement in West Virginia middle schools.
Tomblin tasked the 19-member Governor’s Commission on Middle Grades to study best practices and develop recommendations by the middle of January.
Members of the Southern Regional Education Board presented middle grades research to the commission at a meeting Tuesday.
Tomblin established the commission as part of his education reform initiative. He told the group that research shows middle school is the time when many students are at a critical crossroads.