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2020

Still rolling, reading and feeding during the pandemic AFT Voices (5/8/20)

Exterior of Renaissance Village is completed Bluefield Daily Telegraph (3/9/20)

2019

Partners tackle poverty in McDowell County Washington Post (10/19/19)

Housing project sparks excitement in McDowell County  WV Metro News (9/9/19)

Renaissance Village celebrates construction progress  WDTV (9/10/19)

Construction begins in McDowell County  The Register Herald (9/12/19)

2018

Officials prepare to break ground on Renaissance Village Bluefield Daily Telegraph (9/26/18)

Gayle Manchin: Mentorship is an investment in McDowell's future Charleston Gazette-Mail (9/10/18)

 

2016

Gayle Manchin: Hope is alive in McDowell County West Virginia Public Broadcasting (6/15/16)

Demolitions beginning to clear way for McDowell teacher housing Charleston Gazette-Mail (6/6/16)

Foundation providing $50K for books in McDowell County Charleston Gazette-Mail (3/29/16)

2015

Making a difference in West Virginia "Schoolhouse Voices," Medium.com (9/3/15)

Reconnecting McDowell turns attention to absenteeism & reading proficiency Metro News (9/1/15)

Reconnecting McDowell helps students prepare for college, The Charleston Gazette/Associated Press (5/23/15)

2014

1 in 3 students in W.Va. is truant, The Charleston Gazette (9/20)

Teacher village coming to McDowell County, W.Va. Metro News (5/13)

McDowell students look to broader horizonsW.Va. Metro News (4/23)

50 Years Into the War on Poverty, Hardship Hits Back, New York Times (4/20)

McDowell middle school students given laptops to succeed, Bluefield Daily Telegraph (3/18)

Laptops On the Way to All McDowell Middle School Students, West Va. Public Broadcasting (3/14)

2013

Reconnecting McDowell board approves location for Teacher Village, WVVA.com (12/17)

Reconnecting McDowell board approves location for Teacher Village, Bluefield Daily Telegraph (12/17)

Reconnecting McDowell: More positive progress underway, Bluefield Daily Telegraph(11/20)

Cooperation of all needed to reclaim education’s promise, Herald Dispatch (11/9)

Hillary talks up McDowell County initiative in Chicago,Charleston Gazette (6/13)

Linking Education and Economic Development, Education Commission of the States (5/13)

McDowell teen birth rate soars as state's rate falls, Charleston Gazette/Associated Press (2/5)

Reconnecting McDowell Church Meeting Attracts Crowd, McDowell County Commission 

2012

Reconnecting McDowell passes one year mark, MetroNews (12/30)

'Reconnecting McDowell' is gaining, Gayle Manchin says, Charleston Gazette (12/28)

W.Va. County Builds Teacher Villages to Save Schools, Governing (Nov. 2012)

Innovation zone—McDowell dropout rate alarming, Bluefield Daily Telegraph (10/9)

Reconnecting McDowell project 'vital' to community, The State Journal(9/20)

Reconnecting McDowell making progress, WVVA.com (9/20)

Reconnecting McDowell project bringing broadband to county, wvva.com (9/5)

Technology will generate benefits and challenges for schools, The Register-Herald (8/9)

'Teacher village' part of McDowell school rescue, Charleston Gazette (6/18)

The Reconnecting McDowell Initiative, District Administration (4/20)

Juvenile drug court—A vital tool for McDowell County, Bluefield Daily Telegraph (4/18)

Reconnecting McDowell announces juvenile drug court, The State Journal (4/16)

The Bigger Picture, Education Week photo blog (4/5)

Big business and unions come to US schools' aid, Al Jazeera (blog) (3/30)

The Importance of Community Involvement in Schools, Edutopia (3/21)

Innovation zone Legislation a plus for McDowell, Bluefield Daily Telegraph (3/13)

Compromise sought for McDowell school system proposal, Charleston Gazette (3/9)

Growing Gaps Bring Focus on Poverty's Role in Schooling, Education Week (3/6)

Bill would allow flexibility in McDowell schools, Charleston Gazette (3/2)

'Reconnecting McDowell' Advances with Grants, Projects, AFT press release (1/11/12)

 

2011

How Do We Move Mountains?, Huffington Post (12/28)

Reconnecting McDowell County: Help for local children is welcomed, Bluefield Daily Telegraph (12/21)

Reconnecting McDowell: A New Paradigm For Education Reform, Crooks and Liars (12/19)

AFT spearheads landmark partnership in Appalachia, AFT.org (12/19)

Restoring Hope to McDowell County, Huffington Post (12/16)

AFT Joins Partnership to Improve Schools, Lives, in Rural West Virginia, AFL-CIO NOW (12/16)

McDowell schools fix begins, Charleston Gazette, (12/16)

Teachers union leads effort that aims to turn around West Virginia school system,  Washington Post (12/15)

Reconnecting McDowell: First Book Joins the Effort to Rescue a West Virginia Community, Bookmark (12/16)

National turnaround plan targets McDowell County schools, Charleston Gazette (12/15)