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Starting Tuesday, a controversial law will allow some teachers in Florida to carry guns inside the classroom. The bill was initially passed in response to the Parkland school shooting last...


WV MetroNews

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Dave Perry, the President of the West Virginia Board of Education, hopes the board’s listening tour to six locations in the state will be a time for productive exchanges.

The first stop on the tour will be Oct.7 at Mingo Central High School in Delbarton and will feature staff from the West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE) and external stakeholders.

“We want to...

  • By Amelia Ferrell Knisely, Charleston Gazette-Mail

As of Sept. 12, there were 72 children missing from West Virginia’s foster care system, now classified as runaways by the state.

The state has recorded 651 runaway foster care children — mostly teen boys who flee from less-secure group care settings or schools — since the end of last year through earlier this month.

The number is likely to eclipse the previous year’s number of runaways,...


By Abby Haglage, Yahoo Lifestyle

The word teacher, for many, has long been synonymous with hero.

On social media, political stages and news sites, teachers are hailed as indefatigable...

  • By Amelia Ferrell Knisely, Charleston Gazette-Mail

Sen. Joe Manchin said he took the plight of West Virginia’s 10,000 homeless students to the country’s top education official this week, asking for federal attention on the state’s issue.

Manchin, D-W.Va., called the number of homeless students, nearly 1 in every 25, “absolutely unacceptable.”

He said he spoke with Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Sept. 17 for 30 minutes via phone in...