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August-08-2017

MetroNews coverage of WVEA statement on Justice
By Jeff Jenkins, WV MetroNews

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Education Association still supports Gov. Jim Justice, according to union president Dale Lee.

Lee said he’s met with the governor since he changed his party affiliation from Democrat to Republican and Justice remains behind the union’s priorities.

“He desires to make public education a centerpiece for economic development. He...

August-08-2017

State officials reconsider allowing homemade food at school parties
By Ryan Quinn, The Charleston Gazette-Mail

The West Virginia Department of Education now is proposing allowing homemade food to be brought into public schools to be shared for “special events,” a reversal of its previous proposal to keep banning sharing such foods, and it’s seemingly going further by proposing allowing homemade food and non-nutritional food to be provided as snacks.

In...

August-08-2017

Amid RESA leader departures, school officials discuss new options
By Ryan Quinn, The Charleston Gazette-Mail

ROANOKE — As the state’s eight Regional Education Service Agencies approach their legally ordained demise next summer, county school board members, public school system superintendents, executive directors of the regional agencies and others heard information Saturday on how county school systems can continue to share school-related services.

The...

August-07-2017

August 7, 2017 – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WVEA Communications Staff

WVEA Statement on Justice Party Switch

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- WVEA was surprised by the recent announcement of the switch to the Republican party by Governor Jim Justice. Governor Justice was endorsed by WVEA-PAC in the primary and general election.

“Our support of Governor Justice during the election process was not based upon party affiliation but his response to a series of...

July-31-2017

New accountability system, assessments key parts of ESSA proposal  
By Shauna Johnson, WV MetroNews

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A public comment period lasting 30 days begins Tuesday for West Virginia’s proposed state education plan under the Every Student Succeeds Act, a proposal that’s been the focus of a series of statewide meetings this summer.

In general, it covers four areas in public education: academic standards, statewide assessments, school...

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