By Mackenzie Mays
The Charleston Gazette
The man expected to be West Virginia’s next schools superintendent says his primary focus will not only be graduating more students but closing the achievement gap shown by poor and minority students.
In West Virginia, more than half of all students live at or below the poverty line, while the 10 percent of students who are minorities score lower on tests than their classmates.
In Southern Maryland’s St. Mary’s County, the...