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May-10-2018

Republican: Teachers, unions, positive campaign helped unseat incumbent
By Phil Kabler, Charleston Gazette Mail

Delegate Bill Hamilton, R-Upshur, said he believes a combination of support from teachers, school service personnel and union members, along with voters' irritation with his opponent's relentlessly negative campaign, led to his sweeping victory Tuesday in the 11th Senatorial District Republican primary.

Hamilton unseated first-term incumbent Sen...

May-01-2018

NEA Director re-elected; Executive Committee members elected and top awards handed out during WVEA’s annual Delegate Assembly
WVEA Communications Staff

CHARLESTON, W.Va. − The West Virginia Education Association held its annual Delegate Assembly April 27-29 in Charleston and re-elected NEA Director Kim Bonnett to a new three-year term. Bonnett is a teacher at Leading Creek Elementary in Lewis County. As NEA Director, she serves as the WVEA...

April-26-2018

Arizona teachers continue what started in West Virginia
By Jeff Jenkins, WV MetroNews

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia Education Association President Dale Lee has been talking with the leaders of the Arizona Education Association in the days leading up to Thursday’s walkout by thousands of teachers in that state.

“They’re seeing more and more dollars escaping going to...

April-20-2018

21 locations to hear how to fix PEIA
Brad McElhinny/MetroNews

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Want to fix PEIA? There will be 21 opportunities around West Virginia to say how you think that should be done.

The PEIA Task Force’s public outreach committee mapped out — with an actual map of West Virginia — 21 locations for public hearings.

The places that were selected seemed to have consensus with the group, although there’s still a possibility...

April-18-2018

Report again lauds WV's pre-K program, but delayed entry now looms
By Ryan Quinn, Charleston Gazette-Mail

An annual report from the National Institute for Early Education Research at New Jersey’s Rutgers University has again lauded West Virginia’s “universal” free prekindergarten system as among the best preschool systems in the nation.

West Virginia currently offers...

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