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January-16-2018

WV teachers call for more than a 1 percent raise
By Ryan Quinn, Charleston Gazette-Mail

Gov. Jim Justice, in his State of the State address last week, requested a “1 percent” across-the-board pay increase for West Virginia teachers in this year’s legislative session, with further 1 percent increases in each of the next four years.

“That’s it?” has essentially been the response of teachers, at least as indicated by a rally Monday in the state Capitol....

January-11-2018

State BOE approves policy for changes to graduation credits, grading scale
By Carrie Hodousek, WV MetroNews

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Board of Education approved a policy Wednesday that deals with changes to graduation credits and the current grading scale for high school students.

The board passed Policy 2510 after taking nearly 1,3000 comments from a 30-day public comment period.

The policy includes reducing credits...

January-11-2018

Education leaders say teachers need more than 1 percent pay raise proposed by governor
By Carrie Hodousek, WV MetroNews

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia education leaders say a proposed one percent pay raise for teachers is not enough to fill the more than 700 vacancies statewide.

“We’re still 49th in the nation in pay. One percent doesn’t move us anywhere,” said Dale Lee, president of the West Virginia Education Association following...

January-11-2018

Coach' Justice calls for WV to win in second State of the State address
Phil Kabler, Charleston Gazette-Mail

With members of his Greenbrier East High School girls basketball team leading a cheer on the House of Delegates floor, Gov. Jim Justice in his second State of the State address Wednesday declared, “We’re on our way, let’s go get it done.”

Using whiteboards to show the six years of budget deficits projected when he took office in 2017, and the...

January-10-2018

Lee: Lawmakers need to look at raising teacher salaries during 2018 session
By Carrie Hodousek, WV MetroNews

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The president of the West Virginia Education Association wants to see lawmakers implement across the board teacher pay raises during the the 2018 Regular Legislative Session.

“We have to have a long range plan of action to look at teacher salaries so that we’re not continuing to have the 700+ openings across the...

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