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May-21-2019

By Brad McElhinny, WV MetroNews

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The House of Delegates voted to establish four select committees to consider education matters during a special session to change the state’s school system.

This happened during the first moments of the resumption of a special session that, so far, does not include education reform. Instead, lawmakers were passing bills that had been vetoed by the governor for technical reasons.

The legislative...

May-20-2019

By Jessica Farrish, The Register-Herald

Teachers and school support employees dressed in red and "walked in" at their schools in support of an initiative planned by Raleigh County Education Association (RCEA).

Beckley-Stratton Middle School instructor Marcy Lilly, who teaches sixth-grade English and has worked in the school system for around 25 years, said she was one of about 15 teachers and employees at her middle school who gathered out front at various times prior to the...

May-17-2019

By Jake Flatley, WV MetroNews

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — With a special session on education approaching in the West Virginia Legislature, affiliates of the West Virginia Education Association in Kanawha County are wanting to make sure they are heard.

Kanawha County Education Association (KCEA) Co-President Dinah Adkins and other members gathered on Thursday at their Charleston office to discuss ideas and make signs for a scheduled walk-in Monday morning before school...

May-16-2019

By Ryan Quinn, Charleston Gazette-Mail

West Virginia’s three main public school worker unions asked Wednesday for Republican...

May-14-2019

By Alex Thomas, WV MetroNews

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Democrats in the West Virginia Senate plan to introduce multiple education bills next week during the special legislative session, although what lawmakers will exactly consider during that session is unknown.

Members of the Senate Democratic Caucus on Monday announced plans to...

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