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April-21-2021

A new group of educators have recently been given the honor of becoming Nationally Board Certified Teachers (NBCTs) in the state. This comes after years of hard work put into a program designed to develop, retain and recognize accomplished teachers and to generate ongoing improvement in schools nationwide. It is the most respected professional certification available in K-12 education. Over the years, more than 1,000 West Virginia educators have completed this vigorous program. WVEA members...

April-16-2021

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) - A milestone award was given to a Kanawha County teacher Thursday evening.

At Thursday’s Kanawha County Board of Education meeting, Alexa Morton was named Teacher of the Year.

Morton is special education teacher at Ruffner Elementary. She accepted the award alongside her class support dog, Forest.

Kanawha County Superintendent Tom Williams said Morton knew she wanted to work in special education since helping in classes while attending George...

March-19-2021

The House today passed by a vote of 55-43 HB 2009 which makes it illegal to pay union dues through payroll deduction. Governor Jim Justice now has five days to either sign or veto the bill. 

“This is a blatant payback measure aimed at educators who stood together and advocated for West Virginia public schools by lawmakers who don’t understand or don’t care what’s happening in our public schools. Lawmakers are intruding into our paychecks and dictating how we spend our money....

March-19-2021

Educating & COVID-19

The love that we have for our students is shining brighter than ever!

WVEA is made up of extraordinary education professionals like you who continually find creative and innovative ways to teach our students. Meet a few of your WVEA colleagues as they share thoughts on successfully navigating teaching during a pandemic. All are national board certified and Sherry Paull is a former teacher of the year.

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March-15-2021

The Republican supermajority in the West Virginia Legislature is on a roll, to be sure.

They advanced a bill attempting to provide near-blanket immunity to anyone that might have a liability issue or a chance of being sued as a result of COVID-19. This was on the same day Gov. Jim Justice announced that the state had discovered 168 previously unreported deaths caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

The bill has been adjusted somewhat, but those who champion it as “pro-business” or...

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