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March-25-2019

By Shauna Johnson, WV MetroNews

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A small number of West Virginia’s 50,000 total retired teachers and other state workers will see increases in their monthly retirement benefits beginning this June.

Governor Jim Justice has signed into law SB 3095 which applies to the retirees in those two categories with at...

March-20-2019

By Caity Coyne, Charleston Gazette-Mail

WELCH — Disrespected, ignored, unappreciated and demoralized were just a few of the words used by Southern West Virginia teachers to describe their relationship with the Legislature at the West Virginia Department of Education’s second listening forum for education reform on Tuesday.

“We honestly, we dread each legislative session, year after year after year,” said William French, a teacher at Glenwood School, in Mercer County. “Each year...

March-19-2019

By Alex Thomas, WV MetroNews

CABELL COUNTY, W.Va. — The West Virginia Department of Education has been here before.

Education stakeholders, public officials and community members divided into groups for roundtable discussions on best addressing an area’s education concerns.

The last time the department did such was during talks on the future of...

March-15-2019

WV MetroNews

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Eight counties are no longer on the state Department of Education’s Financial Watch List because of improvements in each system’s financial situation.

The department announced Wednesday that boards of education in Boone, Clay, Hampshire, Hardy, Lewis, Pocahontas, Summers and Tucker counties have improved their general expense fund balances. State officials also considered the number of personnel paid through local funds...

March-14-2019

By Jake Flatley, WV MetroNews

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Dale Lee, the president of the West Virginia Education Association, is calling the upcoming public forums around the state to discuss education issues a “golden opportunity.”

Dr. Steve Paine announced Monday that the state Department of Education will host seven public forums in...

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