By Bishop Nash, the Herald-Dispatch
HUNTINGTON — Education reform dominated a fractured West Virginia Legislature during the regular session and may do so again in an upcoming special session.
But the model set by Explorer Academy — built four years ago completely under the Expeditionary Learning (EL) curriculum, though operated as a normal public elementary school in Cabell County — may be a point of compromise in the state’s ongoing charter schools debate.
At least that’s Delegate Matthew Rohrbach’s hope. The Republican representative from Cabell County toured the Huntington school Thursday along with a delegation of state and county officials, showcasing the EL model in the hope of replicating it throughout West Virginia.