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ERIC Number: ED569931
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2016-May
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Spotlight on RESA 2: Regional Implementation of the Learning School Initiative. Catalyst Schools Research Study Report
Hammer, Patricia Cahape
West Virginia Department of Education Office of Research, Accountability, and Data Governance
West Virginia's Regional Education Service Agency 2 (RESA 2) serves six districts in the southwestern part of the state--Cabell, Lincoln, Logan, Mason, Mingo, Wayne--which together have 95 schools. RESA 2 was one of two RESAs to pilot implementation of the Learning School approach, beginning in the summer of 2014. RESA 2's first cohort included three schools, including one PK-8 and two elementary schools, in Cabell and Lincoln counties, called catalyst schools. These schools were chosen because of previous successes with professional learning communities (PLCs), among other criteria that indicated their openness to innovation and willingness to work closely with RESA 2. In the summer of 2015, four more elementary schools located in the region's remaining four districts were added for a second cohort, making a total of seven schools that are actively implementing the Learning School approach. This is the largest number of catalyst schools of any of the eight RESAs in the state. This brief report examines RESA 2's approach to supporting implementation of the Learning School approach in the seven catalyst schools, and to preparing districts in the region to implement the Learning school approach in all their schools. This is the second in a series of brief reports on the Catalyst Schools Research Study. [For the Technical Report, see ED569935.]
West Virginia Department of Education Office of Research, Accountability, and Data Governance. 1900 Kanawha Boulevard East, Charleston, WV 25305. Tel: 304-558-2546; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: West Virginia Department of Education
Identifiers - Location: West Virginia