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January-26-2021

By Jeff Jenkins, WV MetroNews

January 26, 2020

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia 2021 Teacher of the Year Erin Anderson says some people have told her they feel sorry for her because she’s received a top honor during a pandemic but she says she believes it’s the perfect time to represent teachers.

Anderson, a fifth grade teacher at Tennerton Elementary School in Upshur County, was in Charleston Monday to pick-up the Toyota Rav4 she’ll have use of during...

January-22-2021

By Brad McElhinny, WV MetroNews

January 22, 2021

Three West Virginia counties that were holdouts on state guidance to return to classrooms during the coronavirus pandemic have changed their plans.

Marion, Taylor and Gilmer counties were the last three considered out of compliance with a state requirement to end remote instruction in most cases. Under state pressure, though, each county’s board met over the last couple of days to agree on change.

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January-21-2021

January 21, 2021

CHARLESTON – West Virginia Education Association (WVEA) today filed a temporary restraining order (TRO) and an injunction in response to the State Board’s unilateral decision to re-open schools.

The State Board and Monongalia and Kanawha counties were named in the legal filing, which sites health and safety conditions and demands locals have the choice to work remotely until everyone is vaccinated.

WVEA President Dale Lee...

January-19-2021

By Joshua Weishart, 100 Days in Appalachia

January 19, 2021

Defending plans to reopen schools at the deadliest, most infectious period of this pandemic yet, some officials have invoked the right to education in their state constitutions.

A West Virginia Department of Education spokesperson recently...

January-15-2021

Charleston Gazette-Mail

January 15, 2021

Applications are open to nominate West Virginia teachers for environmental leadership awards.

The deadline for the 2021 Make It Shine Environmental Teacher of the Year awards is Feb. 14. The awards are given by the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection’s Rehabilitation Environmental Action Plan.

Winners chosen on the elementary, middle and high school levels will receive a $500 personal...

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