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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...

May-13-2019

By Ryan Quinn, Charleston Gazette-Mail

On Feb. 19, public schools across West Virginia were empty.

Classrooms were silent and students were home. Teachers, bus drivers and others were protesting at the state Capitol.

But not far off Interstate 64 near Beaver and Beckley, past a lot full of mobile homes and another of storage pods and a mile from its namesake church, Victory Baptist Academy was open.

About 140 students total attend in prekindergarten through 12th...

May-10-2019

By Ryan Quinn, Charleston Gazette-Mail

A newspaper commentary authored by the state Senate Education Committee chairwoman contains a passage that is nearly identical to a post found on a pro-charter school website.

Sen. Patricia Rucker, R-Jefferson, on Thursday denied copying the passage.

“If it’s similar that’s pretty amazing,” she said. “It is an incredible coincidence.”

 

Rucker’s commentary was published in Thursday’s Register-Herald. It was also sent...

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