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  • By Laura Meckler and Valerie Strauss, The Washington Post

May 29, 2020

As school districts consider how and when to get students back to classrooms, they are facing a financial riddle with enormous implications: Every back-to-school plan involves new spending at a time when states and districts are bracing for significant cuts.

The needs are enormous. Students who fell behind this spring during the coronavirus lockdown...


By Shauna Johnson, WV MetroNews

May 20, 2020

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The graduates who make up the Pocahontas County High School Class of 2020 will be getting deliveries on Wednesday.

School officials in a decorated school bus were scheduled to leave the high school at 7 a.m. with a load of diplomas, awards and celebratory yard signs for all 70 graduates.

“We’ve got the routes figured out,” said Superintendent Terrence Beam who will...


By Mike McCullough, WV MetroNews

May 12, 2020

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. — Regardless of where the Eastern Panhandle stands with COVID-19 this fall, Jefferson County students will have a choice of how they attend school.

During Monday night’s regular meeting, Superintendent Dr. Bondy Shay Gibson said the school system is continuously updating its technological infrastructure. Students will have the option of full virtual learning.



By Ryan Quinn, Charleston Gazette-Mail

May 6, 2020

Over 230,000 West Virginia students, including all public school children in Kanawha, Cabell and 41 other counties, will each get about $313 in federal money for groceries, the state announced Monday.

“It’s unbelievable, that’s all there is to it,” Gov. Jim Justice said in praising the relief.

State schools Superintendent Clayton Burch said, “It’s going to pump about $72 million into West...


April 30, 2020

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) - West Virginia students who will be seniors during the 2020-21 school year now have the opportunity to get their SAT scores in time to be submitted for college admissions and to qualify for the state’s Promise Scholarship.

The West Virginia Department of Education says it worked with the College Board to establish a free SAT School Day. The exam is available for seniors who would have taken the state-provided SAT School Day in...