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December 16, 2020

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- The West Virginia Department of Education says this week they’ll be sending a survey to county superintendents to find out how many teachers and staff members want to take the COVID-19 vaccine.

They say the Moderna vaccines, which are pending FDA approval, will be prioritized to staff age 50 and above.

In a written statement, the Department of Education says while specific dates have not been set, they’re working...


By Mike Nolting, WV MetroNews

December 10, 2020

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Schools in Monongalia County will remain in remote mode until January 4. Deputy Superintendent Donna Talerico said on MetroNews affiliate WAJR that the decision was difficult, but key factors forced them into the decision.

As isolation and quarantine...


WV MetroNews

December 7, 2020

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The state Senate Education Committee chairperson is eager to change West Virginia’s charter school guidelines, and she believes the Republican-led Legislature will approve alterations.

“I do believe that this was something that was a priority for us. We really feel very strongly that we should be open to new things and trying to find what works,” Sen. Patricia Rucker, R-Jefferson, said. “I think everyone...


By Aaron Strong and Jonathan Welburn, WSJ Opinion

November 20, 2020

Two vaccine trials reported highly encouraging results in the past week, with both versions looking to be 95% effective or better. If one or both are approved for emergency use, the U.S. might have enough doses for 20 million people in early 2021. How should the initial supply be allocated? Should it be given to populations with a higher mortality risk, or to people who are most likely to spread disease at...