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August-17-2021

Free benefit for WVEA members

Ripley - WVEA helps educators manage and reduce their student loan debt with an online tool called Savi. Use this easy, interactive tool to find out which student loan forgiveness programs and repayment plans you qualify for and can save you the most money. Just ask Jackson County member Saunyell Nikki Atkinson who saved $14,000.

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August-16-2021

CHARLESTON - As the new school year starts, WVEA is asking the public to thank West Virginia educators for all they did to reimagine public schools during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Let’s face it, 2020 was a challenging year,” said WVEA President Dale Lee.  “West Virginia public school educators came together to do amazing things. We want to make sure their selfless and tireless support for our students, families and communities during this COVID-19 pandemic is noticed, honored and...

August-12-2021

CHARLESTON - The West Virginia State Board of Education met August 11 covering a wide variety of topics. The next State Board of Education meeting will be September 8, 2021.

State Superintendent Clayton Burch discussed the 2021 West Virginia Assessment Results and shared that, as expected, during the pandemic year, scores decline. Burch stressed that this was a...

August-11-2021

State test scores reflect classroom disruptions from pandemic

WVEA to State Board: Our students more than a test score.  Educators did a great job!

CHARLESTON - West Virginia’s standardized test scores from last year’s year disrupted by the covid-19 pandemic show progress slipping in every academic area.

During today’s State Board of Education meeting, Superintendent Clayton Burch warned against making direct...

August-04-2021

Masks in schools? Decisions will be made locally

CHARLESTON - Educators across the state are looking forward to the safe reopening of schools this month. For some counties, this includes wearing masks indoors and vaccinations.

There is no statewide mask mandate, despite an increase in COVID-19 cases, and state officials at an August 4 news conference said decisions about wearing masks in classrooms will be decided at the local level. Governor Jim Justice is...

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