High school student Rania Zuri has made it her mission to end book deserts in West Virginia. Book deserts are places without libraries and bookstores, threatening literacy rates for young children. A senior at Morgantown High School, Zuri founded the LiTEArary Society to provide books to preschool children across West Virginia.Continue Reading Take Me to More News
On this West Virginia Morning, there are two schools of thought dominating the politics of improving West Virginia’s education systems. Some promote non-traditional education, while others say public schools must be prioritized. Government Reporter Randy Yohe offers some points and counterpoints on the state’s education debate.
Also, in this show, members of Congress are renewing their calls for the federal mine safety agency to create a standard that protects mine workers. It comes amid an epidemic of the deadly and incurable Black Lung disease in central Appalachia. As Justin Hicks with the Ohio Valley ReSource reports, people have been working for decades to support this change, but there’s still no word on when new regulations may come.
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