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April-08-2014

West Virginia lawmakers took some important steps for teachers during this year’s regular legislative session.

During a tight budget year, legislators and Gov. Tomblin recognized teachers and service employees were in need of a pay increase. I commend them for taking this first step to getting West Virginia teachers on the path to competitive pay.

But perhaps even more important than the $1,000 pay raise for teachers and 2 percent increase for service professionals is goal...

April-07-2014

By Chelsi Baker 
Times West Virginian 

FAIRMONT — Students in Marion County missed 19 days of school this year.

With snowfall totaling 62 1/2 inches this winter and temperatures reaching 9 degrees below zero at times, students and teachers were forced to stay home so as not to risk their safety.

That many snow days left schools behind schedule in terms of what material teachers want and need to cover, which could negatively impact students’ progress on what they...

April-07-2014

By Michael Erb 
Parkersburg News and Sentinel

 

PARKERSBURG - While the announcement of a new superintendent will be one of the major issues addressed by the Wood County Board of Education next week, several equally important items will be up for discussion at Tuesday's meeting.

The board meets at 6:30 p.m. at the district's 13th and Plum street offices in Parkersburg. The meeting is open to the public.

The school board plans to announce its choice for the...

April-07-2014

By WVEA Communications Staff

The West Virginia Education Association-Political Action Committee recommends the following people for the May 13 Primary Election.

“WVEA-PAC believes, based on past performances and responses to interview questions, these candidates are advocates for education and for children,” stated WVEA-PAC Chair Dale Lee. “These candidates share our commitment to improving education in West Virginia.”

WVEA-PAC is the independent, political arm of the...

April-04-2014

The Associated Press

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A gap in the state budget is growing but West Virginia revenue officials say it will be filled by the end of the fiscal year in June.

Tax collections in March came in about $14 million below projections. For the fiscal year's first nine months, tax collections are more than $78 million below projections.

The fiscal year ends June 30.

Revenue Secretary Bob Kiss and Deputy Revenue Secretary Mark Muchow discussed the state's...

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