Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV



Classwork adorns the hallway outside of a Iaeger Elementary School classroom on Tuesday, May 7, 2012, in Iaeger, W.Va. The school is located in McDowell County, an area overwhelmed with poverty, unemployment, drug abuse, and teacher shortages. McDowell County on Wednesday was expected to win approval to expand its role to include social services in a county that faces deep economic challenges. The project, called Reconnecting McDowell, brings together medical professionals, telecommunications firms and a teachers' union. (AP Photo/Randy Snyder)