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September-23-2020

--New York Times

Schools are not islands, and so it was inevitable that when students and teachers returned this fall to classrooms, coronavirus cases would follow them.

But more than a month after the first school districts welcomed students back for in-person instruction, it is nearly impossible to tally a precise figure of how many cases have been identified in schools.

There is no federal effort to monitor coronavirus cases in schools, and ...

September-18-2020

By Lucas Manfield and Gabriella Brown, Mountain State Spotlight

September 18, 2020

In August, Gov. Jim Justice introduced West Virginia’s parents, teachers and coaches to a new Saturday night ritual: refreshing a state website for updates to the color-coded map that would determine whether ballfields and schoolhouses would be open the following week. 

State officials modeled the map after ...

September-16-2020

By Brad McElhinny, WV MetroNews

September 15, 2020

“We are angry that our state leaders continue to manipulate the color-coded map guiding the re-opening of school,” stated WVEA President Dale Lee. “Employees and parents need to have a system with continuity and stability in order to make plans and facilitate
learning.”

The WVEA statement went on to say, “The continued tweaking of our school reentry guidelines from day to day does not instill...

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