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September-20-2019

By Phil Kabler, Charleston Gazette-Mail

With the help of a $105 million cash infusion from the West Virginia Legislature, the PEIA Finance Board on Thursday approved preliminary 2020-21 benefit plans with no premium increases or benefits cuts for active employees and retirees.

“We’re proposing to go out [to public hearings] without any rate increases at all,” PEIA Executive Director Ted Cheatham told the board.

For employees of cities, counties and governmental agencies...

September-19-2019

By Steven Greenhouse, NY Times

Successful strikes beget more strikes. When nearly 50,000 General Motors workers walked out at 11:59 p.m. Sunday, it was just the latest in the largest burst of strikes in decades. Last year’s victorious teachers’ strike in West Virginia was the initial spark, helping inspire statewide walkouts in Oklahoma and Arizona...

September-13-2019
  • By Jim Ross For Daily Mail WV

The question of whether West Virginia should join the majority of states in allowing charter schools consumed much of the Legislature’s time in its regular and special sessions this year. After long debate, the Legislature allowed public charter schools on a limited basis.

That could have settled the question, but the debate continues now that it has moved from the Legislature to the state Board of Education and to...

September-12-2019

The WVDE has released the WV Balanced Scorecard 2018-2019 data. While there is always room for improvement, 32 districts improved in English, 34 districts improved in Math and 22 districts improved on 5 or more indicators. You can view your county's scorecard at the link below.

https://wveis.k12.wv.us/essa/dashboard.html

September-12-2019

WV MetroNews

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A Marshall County science teacher was recognized...

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