West Virginia

What opportunity looks like for these three teens: Trades, dance and service

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Use this NewsHour lesson plan to explore the video series, “Opportunity in America” by PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs, about teenagers who share their dreams, expectations and the barriers they must overcome to achieve their goals. Continue reading

What does opportunity look like? Student journalists explore pipeline jobs in West Virginia

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Essential question: How have energy projects like the gas pipeline impacted young people in West Virginia? Find out with this NewsHour lesson plan. Continue reading

How does mountaintop mining impact the Appalachian landscape?

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Underground coal mining has all but disappeared in West Virginia after 200 years of nonstop mining, replaced instead by surface mining that drastically changes the landscape. Continue reading

White House highlights West Virginia SRL report on drug abuse

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West Virginia is fighting a war against drug abuse. We all know users, recovering addicts and their families and we all see the everyday struggles and hardships of addiction and losing family and loved ones.
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West Virginia students reveal how a chemical spill affected their community

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Students at Richwood High School in West Virginia reported on the importance of water quality in their community and the far-reaching effects of the chemical spill. Continue reading

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