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September-18-2018

WV MetroNews

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia Education Association President Dale Lee is urging cooperation between lawmakers, educators and school staff as the academic year gets underway.

Lee, speaking before the state Board of Education last week, said teachers and lawmakers have to act as one unit for the betterment of students.

“When we invest in the students of West Virginia, that’s when we know we can reach huge dividends along the lines,” he...

September-17-2018

CHARLESTON — The unions for teachers and school service personnel held several unity rallies across the state Sunday afternoon, hoping to reignite the passion seen during last spring's strike.

At the Charleston rally, held on the steps of the Capitol building, teachers hoped to send lawmakers one message — "We're back."

"So here we are, still, watching our colleagues or our mentors leave this state or leave this profession," said Christine Campbell, president of the state's...

September-14-2018

MetroNews, Brittany Murray

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Results of the first-ever West Virginia Schools Balanced Scorecard were unveiled during a meeting of the state Board of Education in Charleston, evaluating accountability ratings for each public school in the Mountain State.

State Superintendent Steve Paine said he’s rather pleased with the results.

“There were really no shocks or surprises other than our attendance rates are lower than I would’ve expected,...

September-13-2018

West Virginia leads nation in obesity for second straight year
By WV MetroNews Staff

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — For the second year in a row, West Virginia leads the nation when it comes to its adult obesity.

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Trust for America’s Health released its 15th annual “State of Obesity” report, which finds the Mountain State’s obesity rate is 38.1 percent, an...

September-13-2018

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A Raleigh County elementary school teacher is the 2019 West Virginia Teacher of the Year.

The West Virginia Department of Education announced Jada Reeves as this year’s honoree during a gala Wednesday in Charleston.

Reeves teaches fifth grade at Bradley Elementary School in Mt. Hope, and serves on multiple school committees as well as volunteers in local youth sports.

“I was really shocked,” Reeves said after winning the award. “I...

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