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No work stoppage imminent in Monongalia County, but many teachers feeling ignored by Charleston
By Alex Wiederspiel, WV Metronews

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Even as teachers from select counties prepare to demonstrate in Charleston during a one-day walkout, the use of the dreaded ‘s’ word remains unpopular among their ranks.

“That’s not what we want,” Heather Deluca-Nestor, a teacher at South Middle School said Wednesday. “We just want (...


Marion County targets misinformation in teachers’ meeting
By Brittany Murray, WV MetroNews

FAIRMONT, W.Va. — Social media has helped to fuel misinformation in Marion County surrounding the frustrations and challenges facing the state’s school employees.

Allyson Perry, president of the Marion County Education Association, said addressing that misinformation was the purpose of Wednesday’s teachers’ meeting at the Knights of Columbus in...


Rolling walkouts possible from teachers; Armstead says work underway to address concerns
By Jeff Jenkins, WV MetroNews

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Leadership in the House of Delegates is working on options to address the concerns of teachers over a proposed one percent pay increase and increased costs in health insurance.

House of Delegates Speaker Tim Armstead (R-Kanawha) said during an appearance on MetroNews “Talkline” Tuesday the concerns...


Harrison teachers rally together in frustration of PEIA, pay increase
By Brittany Murray, WV MetroNews

MEADOWBROOK, W.Va. — Harrison County teachers are building momentum to rally in Charleston in opposition to PEIA and the one percent pay increase proposed by Gov. Jim Justice.

Roughly 400 teachers attended a meeting at Jewel City Church in Meadowbrook Tuesday night to...


Mingo, Logan school employees planning 1-day walkout; others may join

The president of the West Virginia Education Association’s Mingo County arm said large majorities of Mingo’s public school professional and service personnel, including teachers,...