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How The Nation's Teacher Shortage Is Affecting W.Va., This West Virginia Morning

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On this West Virginia Morning, school districts are struggling to keep certified teachers across the country. We hear how this is playing out in McDowell County – an area that’s struggled for years with a shortage of teachers.

Also, in this show, with coal jobs disappearing, some West Virginians are turning to farming.

Additionally, coal has rebounded some from the pandemic, as demand for electricity has increased and natural gas prices have trended higher. West Virginia University’s Bureau of Business and Economic Research Director John Deskins has forecast a peak in coal production and employment later this year.

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