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Fayette County member Chasity Lesher worked with her local Dunkin’ Donuts to provide a delicious opportunity for her students to improve their persuasive writing skills. Lesher’s second grade class at Ansted Elementary School wrote a proposal to determine the kind of donuts they would like to see the company create. Community members voted on proposals...


CHARLESTON - Ripley Middle School counselor Susan Jones, West Virginia’s 2019-2020 Middle School Counselor of the Year, has racked up another professional honor: She is one of ten school counselors nationwide chosen to receive the 2021 National Certified School Counselor Award. The award recognizes “school counselors who have invested extraordinary effort to meet the needs of students, families and stakeholders in their school community during the COVID-19 pandemic,” said...


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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.



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...


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...