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Listen for Learning Curve between 7:33 a.m. and 7:44 a.m. every other Wednesday during NPR’s Morning Edition and again at 4:50 p.m. during NPR’s All Things Considered. Hosted by 88.9 WCVE Producer Catherine Komp.

Education Redesign Shapes Plans For New Middle And High School Campus In Mecklenburg County

Mecklenburg County schools may be one of the first to have new facilities built to complement Virginia’s new graduation requirements and what’s known as “Profile of a Graduate.” It’s a new approach to education with a goal to give students multiple paths to good paying jobs. WCVE’s Catherine Komp has more for Learning Curve.


At Bluestone High School, students are working on a computer programming concept called looping.

Southwest Virginia Teachers Salaries Remain Stagnant as Financial Responsibilities Increase

Teachers in West Virginia, Arizona, North Carolina and other states are putting the national spotlight on increased funding for public schools. One issue is compensation. The average teacher salary in Virginia is about $51,000, but in some regions it’s much lower. Alexa Nash, producer of the podcast Education in Appalachia, spoke with teachers in southwest Virginia about their concerns. She has today’s Learning Curve for WCVE.

Support Staff Critical To Handling Mental Health Needs of K-12 Students

When it comes to school safety, advocates and officials are looking into more than just locks on doors and facility-related changes.

They also want to see more mental health supports for kids provided in school. Many Virginia schools say they don’t have enough resources when it comes to addressing mental health.

WCVE’s Megan Pauly has more for Learning Curve.


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