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By Shauna Johnson, WV MetroNews

June 22, 2020

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The eight people who make up the new state Department of Education Office of Student Support and Well-being will begin working together on site for the first time on Monday.

Clayton Burch, state superintendent of schools, announced the formation of the office soon after he was permanently hired for the position to bring together existing programs focused of the overall...


By Brad McElhinny, WV MetroNews

June 11, 2020

Students are unlikely to be in classrooms five days a week when school resumes in the fall under scenarios under consideration by state education leaders.

Lunch is likely to take place in classrooms, rather than the cafeteria. And bus rides may require masks, windows down or spacing between students.

State schools Superintendent Clayton Burch said developing recommendations likely mean, “Children will...

  • 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...