Square dance calling — the spoken instructions said over the music — makes participation easy. But there are other aspects — like the prevalence of gendered language such as “ladies and gents” — that can make square dancing an unwelcoming or confusing space. One group of friends in the Appalachian square dance scene are taking action to make the tradition more welcoming for all participants.Continue Reading Take Me to More News
Eighth graders in West Virginia are required to take West Virginia Studies, and coal has shaped many facets of our state’s economy and environment. But as employment in the industry continues to decline, how are teachers and students discussing coal in classrooms today?Continue Reading Take Me to More News
Gov. Jim Justice announced in a press conference Friday that 30 of the state’s 55 county school systems are now requiring masking of students, faculty and staff regardless of COVID-19 vaccination status.Continue Reading Take Me to More News
A bill to help K-12 students in West Virginia catch up on schoolwork following the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic is moving through the West Virginia House of Delegates. The House Education Committee advanced HB 3217, or the Student Rescue Act, Tuesday evening.Continue Reading Take Me to More News
The West Virginia Department of Education announced that 23 counties will be remote learning-only for the week of Nov. 29. State officials rolled out updated data Saturday, Nov. 28 at 5 p.m. Gov. Jim Justice has called for all schools to begin the week in remote learning, with those in green, yellow and gold able to return to in-person or blended learning models on Thursday, Dec. 3.Continue Reading Take Me to More News
School counselors in West Virginia have had to step up and fill the gaps for reaching students during a challenging and stressful time in their lives. Such engagement for many, has had to come at a distance. But most of these counselors are determined to find creative ways to be there for children who they know depend on them for support.Continue Reading Take Me to More News
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