An elementary school classroom with multicolor reading charts on the blue wall on the left side, with activity books laying on a long table below it.

Schools experiencing staffing concerns as new state law requires aides in classrooms

BY: - July 26, 2023

Facing historic lows in West Virginia kids’ reading and math abilities, state lawmakers passed a landmark bill earlier this year that would require and fund teachers’ assistants in many lower-level classrooms. But with the new school year approaching, the program implementation faces hurdles on a deadline included in the bill. County school systems are now […]

The Kanawha City Courthouse with an American and West Virginia state flag flying in front of it.

Positions on West Virginia’s opioid settlement panel due to be filled Friday

BY: - July 11, 2023

With a slew of meetings scheduled through Wednesday and Thursday, the West Virginia First Foundation — a nonprofit created to disperse settlement money collected from opioid litigation in the state — should have all elected positions filled on its board by Friday.  Last week, representatives from more than 60 local governments in an 11-county region […]