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Opinion, Charleston Gazette-Mail

August 10, 2020

The pandemic in West Virginia is not headed in the right direction. It took us three months to reach 2,500 West Virginians with COVID-19, one month to double that to 5,000, and, at our current rate, we will top 10,000 by late August.

We are seeing outbreaks related to travel, churches and bars. Disease is spreading through intergenerational families. Hospitalizations, patients in intensive care and the...


By Brad McElhinny, WV MetroNews

August 7, 2020

Superintendents of West Virginia’s county school systems say newly-described state guidelines mesh with what they’ve already been working toward.

But the superintendent of Monongalia County Schools did say it seems like the latest state guidance came together without much hint of what they would be.

Gov. Jim Justice released what his administration called a reopening plan on Wednesday. It included a...



August 4, 2020

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WCHS/WVAH) — The West Virginia Department of Education is offering training courses for teachers and staff around the state aimed at helping engage students in school lessons.

The WVDE Instructional Support Professional Learning Forum is a virtual training opportunity that is being offered until Friday.

The program offers around 100 online learning sessions that go through a variety of topics to help...


By Ryan Quinn, Charleston Gazette-Mail

July 31, 2020

Raleigh County will be getting a new Stratton Elementary after all, replacing what state School Building Authority staff said is a circa-1939 building that’s nearly impossible to adequately renovate.

The Authority’s board, which gives tens of millions of dollars annually to county school systems for school construction and renovation projects, voted Thursday to provide about $8.9 million for the...


By Brad McElhinny, WV MetroNews

July 29, 2020

Some West Virginia county school systems are aiming to start the year with hybrid plans, where students are in classrooms some days and learning from home other days.

Raleigh County students, in the Beckley area, will likely begin the year two days a week in classrooms and three days a week learning from home.

The Raleigh County school board ...