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January-06-2014

W.Va. teachers unions want raises
By Mackenzie Mays

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Leaders of West Virginia's teachers unions are hoping that this year's State of the State address will promise something that last year's education-heavy address did not: pay raises for teachers. 

Education reform was the cornerstone of Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin's 2013 speech, which resulted in Senate Bill 359, a wide-ranging proposal calling for everything from increased third-grade reading proficiency...

January-06-2014

The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register 

CHARLESTON (AP) - West Virginia's teachers unions are pushing for a teacher pay raise to make salaries competitive with those in surrounding states.

The average teacher in the state earns about $45,000, compared to $57,000 in Ohio and about $49,000 in Virginia, according to the West Virginia Education Association.

West Virginia ranks 48th in the nation for teachers' salaries, WVEA President Dale Lee said.

In 2013, the...

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