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Legislative LookAhead: Lawmakers must consider ‘demographic cliff’ and declining ‘college-going rate’ when looking at higher education in West Virginia

Expert: Prospective companies want 'skilled, highly educated workforce' but lack of teachers, encouragement and costs impact college enrollment

By Autumn Shelton, WV Press Association

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Education is a main concern for state legislators as they prepare for their 60-day session beginning on Wednesday, but it’s not just K-12 classrooms they must consider – it’s providing the state’s students with the ability to attend institutions of higher learning and with increasing higher education enrollment numbers. 

On Friday, during the West Virginia Press Association’s Legislative Lookahead held at the Culture . . .

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