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By Megan Bsharah, WCHS

March 17, 2020

PUTNAM COUNTY, W.Va. — On Friday, Governor Jim Justice closed all schools across West Virginia for at least two weeks due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Now, teachers are trying to make sure every student has access to their school work, even if they don't have Internet access at home.

Hallways and classrooms are empty in Putnam County, as all schools are closed for at least two weeks from concerns over the spread of coronavirus...


CHARLESTON, WV – Gov. Jim Justice and the West Virginia Department of Education announced today that they have updated the statewide school closure plan, originally announced Friday, March 13, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.


  • All schools will remain closed to students through at...

You can find the WVDE's guidance on COVID-19 and the closure of schools here:


By Sarah Schwartz, Education Week

March 12, 2020

Students should know that their voices can make a difference, say some of the nation's top teachers. 

That's the message coming from winners of the Milken Educator Awards, an annual contest for the nation's teachers, principals, and other K-12 instructional professionals. 

For more than three decades, the Milken Family Foundation has recognized educators across the country with the award for...


By Jeff Jenkins, WV MetroNews

March 10, 2020

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — There remain no confirmed novel coronavirus cases in West Virginia despite several in surrounding states.

The state Department of Health and Human Resources said Monday that five cases have been tested, two came have come back negative and three others are pending. Those samples were sent to the Centers for Disease Control. The state Bureau of Public Health received...