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February-01-2018

Teachers in southern WV counties plan walkouts, rally
By Caity Coyne, Charleston Gazette-Mail

Educators in several Southern West Virginia counties won't show up to school on Friday. Instead, many will travel to the Capitol in an attempt to send a message to legislators as part of a walkout, according to local union leaders and school officials.

Schools will be closed in at least Logan, Mingo and Wyoming counties for the work stoppage, according to...

February-01-2018

Governor Justice says PEIA plans for dual state incomes will be revisited

By , WV MetroNews

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Gov. Jim Justice announced that the PEIA finance board will conduct public hearings on a proposal to reduce premiums for families that have dual state...

February-01-2018

Senate votes down two amendments that would have increased teacher pay raise
By Brad McElhinny, WV MetroNews

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — On the eve of some announced teacher walkouts and after a long discussion about priorities, the state Senate voted down two amendments that aimed for bigger increases in how much teachers are paid.

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February-01-2018

No work stoppage imminent in Monongalia County, but many teachers feeling ignored by Charleston
By Alex Wiederspiel, WV Metronews

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Even as teachers from select counties prepare to demonstrate in Charleston during a one-day walkout, the use of the dreaded ‘s’ word remains unpopular among their ranks.

“That’s not what we want,” Heather Deluca-Nestor, a teacher at South Middle School said Wednesday. “We just want (...

February-01-2018

Marion County targets misinformation in teachers’ meeting
By Brittany Murray, WV MetroNews

FAIRMONT, W.Va. — Social media has helped to fuel misinformation in Marion County surrounding the frustrations and challenges facing the state’s school employees.

Allyson Perry, president of the Marion County Education Association, said addressing that misinformation was the purpose of Wednesday’s teachers’ meeting at the Knights of Columbus in...

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