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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...


West Virginia’s public schools are set to receive over $760 million dollars in federal funding to help them recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, and West Virginia Education Association President Dale Lee says he knows where those funds should go first. This money from the American Rescue Plan (ARP) provides an incredible opportunity for county school systems to make lasting changes that benefit our students and educators. This is a chance for educators to get creative with classroom...


A coalition of advocacy organizations representing West Virginia workers filed lawsuits to block retaliatory legislation that eliminates the right of union members to pay their dues through payroll deduction. The law, HB 2009, also prohibits employee sponsored insurance, cancer insurance, memorial funds or charitable and scholarship contributions to be paid for through payroll deduction. It is set to take effect June 17.

Filing lawsuits are organizations representing tens of thousands...


CHARLESTON – Five local educators have been elected to the West Virginia Education Association Executive Committee.

Four members were elected to member-at-large positions on the executive committee, which is the governing board for the statewide association. They are:

  • John Quesenberry, a history teacher at Woodrow Wilson High School in Raleigh County.
  • Hillary O’Dell, a science teacher at Richwood High School in Nicholas County.
  • Angela...

WVEA Member Builds Library with Students

Marshall-themed Little Free Library installed at Yeager Airport 
The Herald-Dispatch

May 14, 2021

Marshall University Libraries and the Cabell County Career Technology Center unveiled a Marshall-themed Little Free Library at Yeager Airport in Charleston on Thursday.

The kelly green, M-shaped library was created out of an idea by Kelli Johnson, associate university librarian at Marshall, who spotted a...