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Navigating Public School This Fall And Saving A Native Appalachian Plant This West Virginia Morning

072120 Navigating Public School This Fall And Saving A Native Appalachian Plant This West Virginia Morning

On this West Virginia Morning, the traditional start of the school year is coming like a freight train, and educational leaders are trying to prepare for the unknown. We hear from West Virginia Superintendent of Schools Clayton Burch and other officials. Also, in this show, we hear a story about efforts to save an endangered plant in Appalachia.

This summer, one of the biggest questions on parents’ and educators’ minds is what will school look like in the fall? And if there is an in-person option, should parents even send their children? Or return to work themselves? Kara Lofton reports.

Researchers are trying to save one native plant found only in the Appalachian Mountains from extinction. The Allegheny Front’s Andy Kubis has the story from Pennsylvania.

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