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West Virginia Department of Education prioritizes social-emotional wellness in recovery, summer programs

By Kailee Kroll, WV News

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Summer programs to target learning loss are in the final preparation and registration phases as county school systems begin addressing the effects of the pandemic on education.

As a result of the pandemic, student learning loss and social-emotional well-being have been adversely affected, creating the need for additional learning opportunities and support programs.

With a comprehensive approach to utilize pandemic relief funding to provide robust summer programs and additional supports in the fall and following years, West Virginia School Superintendent Clayton Burch said they must have a plan organized on those priorities.

“Our priorities were pretty clear early on,” he said. “Even when the pandemic started, it was about physical and social-emotional well-being of these children, and then we focused on engaging them and making sure their education continued…

To read more: https://www.wvnews.com/news/wvnews/west-virginia-department-of-education-prioritizes-social-emotional-wellness-in-recovery-summer-programs/article_a9ab2e00-068e-5b5e-a4ef-ce01096ed884.html

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