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CHARLESTON, W.Va. — WVEA members Kelly Bryant, Kennedy Moore, Claire Jones, Kimberly Tenney and Craig Mason are among the finalists for the 2022 West Virginia Teacher of the Year award.

Bryant is a third-grade teacher at Logan Elementary School. Moore is a science and STEM teacher at Midland Trail High School in Fayette County. Jones is a visual arts teacher in Preston County. Tenney is a special education teacher at Webster County High School. Mason is a mathematics...


Make your voice heard on charter schools!

Deadline for public comment is Monday, July 12 at 4 p.m.

WVEA President Dale Lee is urging all public school educators to comment on charter school policy that will be reviewed by the State Board next week. The public comment deadline is than 4 p.m. on Monday, July 12!

The West Virginia Department of Education general public comment page is here...


Education officials explain how school systems can use coronavirus relief funds

By MetroNews Staff 

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Officials with the West Virginia Department of Education recently explained to the state Board of Education how local school systems can use coronavirus relief funds to ensure safe operations once the fall semester begins in August.

The board heard from federal programs manager...


(*Editor’s Note: WVEA believes charter school companies should work within the current framework to establish a charter school and that charter schools should not take money from existing classrooms and rob our teachers and students of resources.)

By Brad McElhinny, WV MetroNews

June 17, 2021

The state Supreme Court has ruled against a charter school’s challenge to its rejection in Monongalia and Preston counties.

Justices issued a memorandum...


Judge grants restraining order; WVEA vows to continue fight for rights 

CHARLESTON –  Judge Tera L. Salango on June 14 granted the temporary restraining order (TRO) filed by a dozen West Virginia labor organizations, blocking HB 2009 from going into effect. As passed by the 2021 Legislature, HB 2009 eliminates the right of union members to pay dues through payroll deduction.

“The judge make it clear the purpose of HB 2009 and...