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By Ryan Quinn, Charleston Gazette-Mail

March 19, 2020

West Virginia’s state schools superintendent said the state is canceling the annual public school statewide standardized testing this spring due to the governor closing down all schools in an effort to contain the coronavirus pandemic.

Superintendent Clayton Burch said testing is off even though the U.S. Education Department hasn’t yet granted or rejected his request that West Virginia be exempted...


By Megan Bsharah, WCHS

March 17, 2020

PUTNAM COUNTY, W.Va. — On Friday, Governor Jim Justice closed all schools across West Virginia for at least two weeks due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Now, teachers are trying to make sure every student has access to their school work, even if they don't have Internet access at home.

Hallways and classrooms are empty in Putnam County, as all schools are closed for at least two weeks from concerns over the spread of coronavirus...


CHARLESTON, WV – Gov. Jim Justice and the West Virginia Department of Education announced today that they have updated the statewide school closure plan, originally announced Friday, March 13, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.


  • All schools will remain closed to students through at...

You can find the WVDE's guidance on COVID-19 and the closure of schools here:


By Sarah Schwartz, Education Week

March 12, 2020

Students should know that their voices can make a difference, say some of the nation's top teachers. 

That's the message coming from winners of the Milken Educator Awards, an annual contest for the nation's teachers, principals, and other K-12 instructional professionals. 

For more than three decades, the Milken Family Foundation has recognized educators across the country with the award for...