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July 8, 2021

Education officials explain how school systems can use coronavirus relief funds

By MetroNews Staff 

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Officials with the West Virginia Department of Education recently explained to the state Board of Education how local school systems can use coronavirus relief funds to ensure safe operations once the fall semester begins in August.

The board heard from federal programs manager...

July 8, 2021

Make your voice heard on charter schools!

Deadline for public comment is Monday, July 12 at 4 p.m.

WVEA President Dale Lee is urging all public school educators to comment on charter school policy that will be reviewed by the State Board next week. The public comment deadline is than 4 p.m. on Monday, July 12!

The West Virginia Department of Education general public comment page is here...

July 13, 2021

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — WVEA members Kelly Bryant, Kennedy Moore, Claire Jones, Kimberly Tenney and Craig Mason are among the finalists for the 2022 West Virginia Teacher of the Year award.

Bryant is a third-grade teacher at Logan Elementary School. Moore is a science and STEM teacher at Midland Trail High School in Fayette County. Jones is a visual arts teacher in Preston County. Tenney is a special education teacher at Webster County High School. Mason is a mathematics...

July 19, 2021

Despite concerns, State Board Ok's Charter School policy that hurts students

CHARLESTON, WV - Policy 3300 governing charter schools was a major topic of conversation at the July 12 meeting and despite nearly all the State Board members voicing concerns over Policy 3300, they voted for it.  Debra Sullivan was the only one to vote no while other members noted there must be close monitoring of charter schools. 

WVEA President Dale Lee noted WVEA...

July 26, 2021

Professionals' voices need to be heard, acknowledged as lawmakers discuss flexibility in public education

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — WVEA President Dale Lee told a group of lawmakers discussing providing more flexibility in public education that WVEA should have representation and will recommend education professionals who know, and do, what's best for students.  Lee made the statements to the House Judiciary Committee where state lawmakers started what could be a several...