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Legislative LookAhead: Education, West Virginia workforce issues to receive legislative attention

By Steven Allen Adams, Parkersburg News and Sentinel

CHARLESTON, W.Va. —  With West Virginia students struggling with reading and math and the state attracting major manufacturers in need of a workforce, lawmakers and stakeholders are looking at addressing these concerns during the 60-day legislative session beginning next week.

During the West Virginia Press Association’s annual Legislative Lookahead Friday at the Culture Center in Charleston, Senate President Craig Blair and House Speaker Roger Hanshaw laid out their plans for improving public education and growing the workforce.

Blair, R-Berkeley, said both . . .

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