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Researchers: WV’s teacher shortage problem more than just a number
By Alex Wiederspiel, WV MetroNews

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Consider this conundrum: a state where the population has decreased about two percent over the past seven years has a teacher shortage problem.

Essentially, at a time when student population should hypothetically be decreasing, the result is still a rotating door of openings in West Virginia’s public classrooms. And,...


Doty, former Logan County school superintendent, convicted on all counts
By Jeff Jenkins, WV MetroNews

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Former Logan County School Superintendent Phyllis Doty was convicted Friday on eight federal criminal counts following a week-long trial.

The jury hearing the case in U.S. District Court in Charleston found Doty, 68, guilty of mail fraud, four counts of wire fraud and two counts of theft from a program receiving...



WVEA-PAC endorses pro-education candidates for WV Legislature

The West Virginia Education Association-Political Action Committee (WVEA-PAC) recommends the following candidates for the WV Legislature in the November 6 General Election.

“WVEA-PAC believes, based on past performances and responses to interview questions, these candidates are advocates for public...


WVU researcher: 'A growing problem'
By Michelle Cortez, Bloomberg

Diabetes is a well-known health threat in the U.S., with rates that have reached epidemic levels in recent years. But now researchers are reporting that another scourge has surpassed it in terms of deadliness: suicides and deaths from drug overdoses.

Diabetes is officially ranked the seventh leading cause of death nationwide. Self-injury, as the combination of suicide and drug-related death...


Mold issues reported at 11 Kanawha schools
By Ryan Quinn, Charleston Gazette-Mail

Kanawha County’s public school system released Tuesday a list of 11 schools where mold cleaning is ongoing or has occurred this summer, and an environmental foreman for the school system said he thinks all 11 had visible mold at some point.

The 11 schools include two, Capital and St. Albans high schools, at which mold issues were previously reported by media, alongside Nitro...