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...
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Union Coalition Lawsuit Challenging Worker’s Right to Payroll Deduction Filed, Hearing Set for June 14
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.
WVEA Member Builds Library with Students
Marshall-themed Little Free Library installed at Yeager Airport
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...
Educator Input Needed for School Accreditation, Competency Testing: May 12 State Board Meeting Update
WVEA Members Encouraged to Make Voices Heard
Evaluating superintendents, health care procedures, vaccines for students and competency testing were a few of the issues on the May 12 agenda of the West Virginia State Board of Education.
Some 4,000 students will be vaccinated next week since the Center for Disease Control (CDC) approved the Pfizer COVID vaccine for children ages 12-15.
The board discussed pedagogical standards related to SB 14, which was...