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January-08-2019

By Joselyn King, The Intelligencer 

West Virginia leads the nation when it comes to the percentage of children under age 6 living in poverty, and this statistic has the state’s teachers seeing red.

Educators across West Virginia will “Go Red for Ed” on Wednesday, the first day of the West Virginia Legislature 2019 regular session. Teachers from across the state are set to stand outside local schools a half-hour before classes start Wednesday, wearing red to call for more...

January-07-2019

By Ryan Quinn, Charleston Gazette-Mail

State Schools Superintendent Steve Paine said Friday he’d support some type of one-time pay incentive for educators who aren’t certified to teach math, but are teaching it anyway, to increase their math education skills, and for elementary school teachers to also improve their teaching techniques.

He suggested Gov. Jim Justice will provide more information in his State of the State address Wednesday.

“We’ll be developing a strategy...

January-04-2019

By Shauna Johnson

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — On the day Governor Jim Justice gives his 3rd State of the State Address at the State Capitol, some of West Virginia’s teachers and school personnel will be drawing attention to the “State of the Mountain State’s Schools” with a walk-in event.

Set for Wednesday, organizers said it was designed as a reminder that educators are still unified less than a year after the nine-day walkout that ended with approval of a 5 percent...

January-03-2019

By Michelle Hackman and Eric Morath, The Wall Street Journal

Teachers and other public education employees, such as community-college faculty, school psychologists and janitors, are quitting their jobs at the fastest rate on record, government data shows.

A tight labor market with historically low unemployment has encouraged Americans in a variety of occupations to ...

January-02-2019

by The Hechinger Report

HEMPHILL — Johnathan Snead, 15, is flitting in and out of a white, vinyl-sided prefab shed that’s been converted into a bedroom. The bed dominates the room, and a crooked “home sweet home” plaque hangs on the wall.

A lone window allows in little light. Each time a door opens, cigarette smoke drifts in from the mobile home his family shares next door.

As Johnathan plays on...

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