Ryan QuinnEducation Reporter

Ryan Quinn was born in the "other Charleston," the South Carolina one, and graduated from the University of South Carolina with a bachelor's degree in journalism and a minor in political science. While in college, he served as a columnist, opinion editor and, finally, news editor for The Daily Gamecock, his school newspaper, and interned at The Post and Courier, his hometown paper. After graduating, he edited and designed pages for The New York Times International Weekly as part of a Dow Jones News Fund copy editing internship. He arrived at the edge of Appalachia when he took his first job at The State Journal in Frankfort, Kentucky. After about two years there, in March 2014 he moved to Charleston to join the Gazette and stayed on when it became the Gazette-Mail. Appalachia's beauty reminds him of childhood vacations -- while West Virginians head to South Carolina to get away, many South Carolinians go to the mountains. If he's not at the office, he's often found at Taylor Books.

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Recent Articles and Columns

Nicholas County schools get FEMA extension
WV state school board considering no-labels school accountability plan
WV school board considering changes to nutrition standards
WV school board lays off audit staff amid funding concerns
Nicholas school board to sue over consolidation plan denial
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Richwood, Summersville school consolidation on state board agenda
Teachers’ union opposes proposed WV special education policy change
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RESAs still might request money for next year despite dissolution order
Mercer cancels elementary Bible classes, adds optional high school course
Justice revives bill shifting tax burden for education
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National teachers union president: ‘Cruel’ Trump cuts would harm McDowell
WV Board of Education criticized for limiting public comments
Fayette school board approves consolidations
Pulitzer-winning Gazette-Mail reporter discusses how he revealed pill shipments
2 top WV Ed Department leaders exit
Closure opponents only turn out at hearings for Fayette border schools
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