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April-07-2020

By Jeff Jenkins, WV MetroNews

April 7, 2020

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Classroom teachers throughout West Virginia are reaching their students in various ways while outside of their classrooms because of the coronavirus.

Wayne County 4th Grade teacher Amber McCoy has been reading to her kids on Facebook and she’s set up a time for them to read back to her what they’ve written in their journals. She’s also been teaching various lessons through social media....

April-06-2020

By Jeff Jenkins, WV MetroNews

April 6, 2020

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — At some point Gov. Jim Justice is going to make a decision about whether the hundreds of school buildings across West Virginia will open again this school year or remain closed until next fall because of the coronavirus.

On several occasions last week, despite urgings from leading lawmakers and others to close the buildings for the duration of the term, Justice said he...

April-01-2020

By Ryan Quinn, Charleston Gazette-Mail

April 1, 2020

West Virginia’s statewide school closure has gone on for more than two weeks now, and the state Department of Education hasn’t yet released clear guidance or clear mandates on whether teachers should grade the work they’re giving students during the shutdown.

Department spokeswoman Christy Day said new guidance won’t be available until late Wednesday or Thursday. In the meantime, interviews with...

March-30-2020

By Jeff Jenkins, WV MetroNews

March 30, 2020

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Several county school systems in West Virginia are transitioning this week to what’s being described as more efficient models to feed students and their families with the continuing school shutdown connected to the coronavirus.

According to information released by the office of state School Superintendent Clayton Burch, beginning Monday, “most counties will move to...

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