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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...

January-31-2018

Rolling walkouts possible from teachers; Armstead says work underway to address concerns
By Jeff Jenkins, WV MetroNews

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Leadership in the House of Delegates is working on options to address the concerns of teachers over a proposed one percent pay increase and increased costs in health insurance.

House of Delegates Speaker Tim Armstead (R-Kanawha) said during an appearance on MetroNews “Talkline” Tuesday the concerns...

January-31-2018

Harrison teachers rally together in frustration of PEIA, pay increase
By Brittany Murray, WV MetroNews

MEADOWBROOK, W.Va. — Harrison County teachers are building momentum to rally in Charleston in opposition to PEIA and the one percent pay increase proposed by Gov. Jim Justice.

Roughly 400 teachers attended a meeting at Jewel City Church in Meadowbrook Tuesday night to...

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