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July-08-2021

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...

July-08-2021

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...

June-17-2021

(*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...

June-14-2021

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...

June-11-2021

Teacher retention and supporting the learning needs of both students and educators.  Those should be the priorities West Virginia Education Association (WVEA) President Dale Lee told West Virginia Board of Education (BOE) members at their latest meeting.

Lee shared the importance of teacher retention – of attracting and retaining qualified educators to teach students. After such a difficult year, he said the focus must now be on the social and emotional learning of our educators and...

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