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January-21-2021

January 21, 2021

CHARLESTON – West Virginia Education Association (WVEA) today filed a temporary restraining order (TRO) and an injunction in response to the State Board’s unilateral decision to re-open schools.

The State Board and Monongalia and Kanawha counties were named in the legal filing, which sites health and safety conditions and demands locals have the choice to work remotely until everyone is vaccinated.

WVEA President Dale Lee...

January-19-2021

By Joshua Weishart, 100 Days in Appalachia

January 19, 2021

Defending plans to reopen schools at the deadliest, most infectious period of this pandemic yet, some officials have invoked the right to education in their state constitutions.

A West Virginia Department of Education spokesperson recently...

January-15-2021

Charleston Gazette-Mail

January 15, 2021

Applications are open to nominate West Virginia teachers for environmental leadership awards.

The deadline for the 2021 Make It Shine Environmental Teacher of the Year awards is Feb. 14. The awards are given by the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection’s Rehabilitation Environmental Action Plan.

Winners chosen on the elementary, middle and high school levels will receive a $500 personal...

January-07-2021

January 7, 2021

A showdown of sorts is looming between public school teachers and Gov. Jim Justice after his announcement that all elementary and middle schools in West Virginia will resume in-person classes by Jan. 19, regardless of COVID-19 risk metrics.

When he made the announcement...

January-06-2021

By Brad McElhinny, WV MetroNews

January 6, 2020

Gov. Jim Justice wants to open West Virginia classrooms in two weeks even as coronavirus spreads, but teachers unions are pushing back with a focus on local school systems.

“We’re working with our locals so that each county can come up with a plan to modify whatever fits their county,” said Dale Lee, president of the West Virginia Education Association. “Each county has the responsibility.”

There...

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