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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...

August-02-2021

LOST CREEK, W.Va. (WV News) — South Harrison High School teacher John Lockhart has been named a finalist in the Harbor Freight Tools for Schools annual Prize for Teaching Excellence.

He teaches agriculture mechanics, structures and equipment repair. Lockhart was named State Outstanding Early Career Teacher by the West Virginia Association of Agriculture Education and in 2021 was the West Virginia Association of Career and Technical Education Teacher of the Year.

The finalists...

July-26-2021

Professionals' voices need to be heard, acknowledged as lawmakers discuss flexibility in public education

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — WVEA President Dale Lee told a group of lawmakers discussing providing more flexibility in public education that WVEA should have representation and will recommend education professionals who know, and do, what's best for students.  Lee made the statements to the House Judiciary Committee where state lawmakers started what could be a several...

July-19-2021

Despite concerns, State Board Ok's Charter School policy that hurts students

CHARLESTON, WV - Policy 3300 governing charter schools was a major topic of conversation at the July 12 meeting and despite nearly all the State Board members voicing concerns over Policy 3300, they voted for it.  Debra Sullivan was the only one to vote no while other members noted there must be close monitoring of charter schools. 

WVEA President Dale Lee noted WVEA...

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