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May-20-2019

By Jessica Farrish, The Register-Herald

Teachers and school support employees dressed in red and "walked in" at their schools in support of an initiative planned by Raleigh County Education Association (RCEA).

Beckley-Stratton Middle School instructor Marcy Lilly, who teaches sixth-grade English and has worked in the school system for around 25 years, said she was one of about 15 teachers and employees at her middle school who gathered out front at various times prior to the...

May-17-2019

By Jake Flatley, WV MetroNews

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — With a special session on education approaching in the West Virginia Legislature, affiliates of the West Virginia Education Association in Kanawha County are wanting to make sure they are heard.

Kanawha County Education Association (KCEA) Co-President Dinah Adkins and other members gathered on Thursday at their Charleston office to discuss ideas and make signs for a scheduled walk-in Monday morning before school...

May-16-2019

By Ryan Quinn, Charleston Gazette-Mail

West Virginia’s three main public school worker unions asked Wednesday for Republican...

May-14-2019

By Alex Thomas, WV MetroNews

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Democrats in the West Virginia Senate plan to introduce multiple education bills next week during the special legislative session, although what lawmakers will exactly consider during that session is unknown.

Members of the Senate Democratic Caucus on Monday announced plans to...

May-13-2019

By Ryan Quinn, Charleston Gazette-Mail

On Feb. 19, public schools across West Virginia were empty.

Classrooms were silent and students were home. Teachers, bus drivers and others were protesting at the state Capitol.

But not far off Interstate 64 near Beaver and Beckley, past a lot full of mobile homes and another of storage pods and a mile from its namesake church, Victory Baptist Academy was open.

About 140 students total attend in prekindergarten through 12th...

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