Charter School Advocate Weighs in on new W.Va. Law


On this West Virginia Morning, as kids begin to return to school this year, many adults are unpacking new education legislation state lawmakers passed a few months ago. Among many changes, new rules will make charter schools an option for the first time in the state’s history.

Emily Schultz is the director for state advocacy and policy with the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools. Lawmakers consulted her as they shaped the education reform bill. But Schultz wasn’t happy with all the aspects of the bill. Glynis Board spoke with her about West Virginia’s new law.

Also on today’s show, the Morgantown Board of Parks and Recreation hosted a series of art camps this summer for elementary-age students. One of the camps allowed kids to learn a special storytelling artform rooted in Appalachian tradition.

Our folklife reporter, Caitlin Tan, brings us the story.

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