Create A Fun Space To Complete Homework
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Masking Protocol Will Be Left To Local School Districts

This week in our summer education radio series “Closing the COVID Gap,” we spotlight the latest news for K-12 schools in West Virginia. State officials announced Wednesday that there will not be a statewide mask mandate for schools this fall even as the Delta variant of COVID-19 surges throughout the country. Local school districts will make their own rules on masks. LEARN MORE.
Create A Fun Space To Complete Homework
Get ready for back-to-school by setting up a personalized school supply center to store items such as pencils, pens, markers, and scissors. This project is both creative and functional and provides a space that children can call their own. READ MORE.
Learn More About Your Community Between Home And School
Does your child know the route from home to school and what landmarks are along the way? Drawing a map together is the perfect way to figure it out! Discovering some of the special places in your community and learning how to get from one place to another can be lots of fun! GET STARTED.
Hot Shots and Hot Jobs | Bioscience And Drug Discovery
Grades 3 - 12 | Video | Science Health Careers

The medications we use today to treat everything from coughs to cancer were developed through a series of steps to figure out how safe and effective they are. It’s a long and expensive process from lab tests to human subjects, before the drug can be made widely available. LEARN MORE.

NOVA | Immunity And Vaccines
Grades 6 - 12 | Video | Science, Health

Learn how vaccines help the immune system protect people against diseases in this video from NOVA, "Vaccines—Calling the Shots." The immune system is a natural defense system that uses biological processes to fight things such as germs. Vaccines introduce a weakened germ to the body so that the immune system learns how to fight it and is prepared for a future attack. Animations illustrate how white blood cells and antibodies fight germs and show how vaccines arm the immune system with memory cells. READ MORE.
School Is In Session | How Have Students Fared?

It has been a long year for students and teachers, adapting to online schooling. NPR's All Things Considered wants to know how the pandemic has affected students' ability to learn and retain information from school over the last year. If you are a parent or teacher, share your thoughts with us in the form below and an NPR producer may be in touch for an upcoming story we're working on. READ MORE.
Dolly Parton: I Will Always Love You (My Music)
Saturday, August 14, 6:00 p.m. on WVPB HD
Celebrate the singer-songwriter's career from early days to her success as a crossover superstar. Learn what has motivated Dolly Parton to establish the Dollywood Foundation and why she is such an advocate for literacy. Going beyond the world of music, Dolly’s Dollywood Foundation created the Imagination Library, a book gifting program that mails free, high-quality books to children from birth to age five, no matter their family’s income. Imagination Library has partnered with American Printing House for the Blind, Inc. to make many of the books available in Braille and audio format so that young, blind and visually impaired children can also benefit. The Imagination Library program is available to children in ALL counties in West Virginia.  Learn more by contacting
Changes To WVPB Weekend Programming

As summer comes to a close, Camp TV will do the same on Saturday mornings. In its place are two new shows: DIY Science Time (9 a.m.) and Curious Crew (9 a.m.). This change will go into effect beginning Sept. 4!  
West Virginia History
Sifting Through Blair Mountain's Past
This documentary is included in the video and audio collection, “West Virginia Coal Mines, Miners, and Labor.” It focuses on the events that took place at Blair Mountain in August 1921. Learn about the importance of the Battle of Blair Mountain in West Virginia's coal mining history and the development of organized labor. LEARN MORE.

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