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By Aaron Strong and Jonathan Welburn, WSJ Opinion

November 20, 2020

Two vaccine trials reported highly encouraging results in the past week, with both versions looking to be 95% effective or better. If one or both are approved for emergency use, the U.S. might have enough doses for 20 million people in early 2021. How should the initial supply be allocated? Should it be given to populations with a higher mortality risk, or to people who are most likely to spread disease at...


By Jeff Jenkins, WV MetroNews

November 13, 2020

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — There are nearly 9,300 fewer students in West Virginia this school year than last and the decrease could cost the public education system nearly $43 million in state funding.

The state Board of Education received the certified enrollment numbers for this school year at its monthly meeting Thursday in...


WV MetroNews

November 6, 2020

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Gov. Jim Justice on Thursday announced the appointment of a Marshall University leader to the West Virginia Board of Education.

Stan Maynard serves as the executive director of the institution’s June Harless Center for Rural Educational Research and Development. He has more than 40 years of experience in public education, including two decades working to improve rural education.

Maynard succeeds...


By Ryan Quinn, Charleston Gazette-Mail

November 4, 2020

The group seeking to start what may become West Virginia’s first charter school is demanding the Monongalia and Preston county boards of education approve it by Monday or face a lawsuit.

West Virginia Academy is planned to open somewhere in the “greater Morgantown area,” and it’s likely to also draw students from Preston and, possibly, Marion County, too.

That’s according to John Treu, a...