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August-04-2021

Masks in schools? Decisions will be made locally

CHARLESTON - Educators across the state are looking forward to the safe reopening of schools this month. For some counties, this includes wearing masks indoors and vaccinations.

There is no statewide mask mandate, despite an increase in COVID-19 cases, and state officials at an August 4 news conference said decisions about wearing masks in classrooms will be decided at the local level. Governor Jim Justice is...

August-02-2021

LOST CREEK, W.Va. (WV News) — South Harrison High School teacher John Lockhart has been named a finalist in the Harbor Freight Tools for Schools annual Prize for Teaching Excellence.

He teaches agriculture mechanics, structures and equipment repair. Lockhart was named State Outstanding Early Career Teacher by the West Virginia Association of Agriculture Education and in 2021 was the West Virginia Association of Career and Technical Education Teacher of the Year.

The finalists...

July-26-2021

Professionals' voices need to be heard, acknowledged as lawmakers discuss flexibility in public education

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — WVEA President Dale Lee told a group of lawmakers discussing providing more flexibility in public education that WVEA should have representation and will recommend education professionals who know, and do, what's best for students.  Lee made the statements to the House Judiciary Committee where state lawmakers started what could be a several...

July-19-2021

Despite concerns, State Board Ok's Charter School policy that hurts students

CHARLESTON, WV - Policy 3300 governing charter schools was a major topic of conversation at the July 12 meeting and despite nearly all the State Board members voicing concerns over Policy 3300, they voted for it.  Debra Sullivan was the only one to vote no while other members noted there must be close monitoring of charter schools. 

WVEA President Dale Lee noted WVEA...

July-13-2021

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...

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