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April-01-2020

By Ryan Quinn, Charleston Gazette-Mail

April 1, 2020

West Virginia’s statewide school closure has gone on for more than two weeks now, and the state Department of Education hasn’t yet released clear guidance or clear mandates on whether teachers should grade the work they’re giving students during the shutdown.

Department spokeswoman Christy Day said new guidance won’t be available until late Wednesday or Thursday. In the meantime, interviews with...

March-30-2020

By Jeff Jenkins, WV MetroNews

March 30, 2020

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Several county school systems in West Virginia are transitioning this week to what’s being described as more efficient models to feed students and their families with the continuing school shutdown connected to the coronavirus.

According to information released by the office of state School Superintendent Clayton Burch, beginning Monday, “most counties will move to...

March-27-2020

WV MetroNews

March 27, 2020

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Secretary of State’s Office says every registered voter will receive an absentee ballot application next month, allowing them to vote in the May primary election.

The announcement Thursday came more than a week after...

March-26-2020

By Ryan Quinn, Charleston Gazette-Mail

March 26, 2020

Republican Gov. Jim Justice signed into law Wednesday a bill specifically saying that Bible classes are allowed in public high schools.

Some prominent West Virginia religious leaders opposed the legislation during this year’s regular legislative session, saying it discriminated against non-Christian faiths.

Justice also signed numerous other education-related bills Wednesday, the last day he...

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