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January-06-2014

The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register 

CHARLESTON (AP) - West Virginia's teachers unions are pushing for a teacher pay raise to make salaries competitive with those in surrounding states.

The average teacher in the state earns about $45,000, compared to $57,000 in Ohio and about $49,000 in Virginia, according to the West Virginia Education Association.

West Virginia ranks 48th in the nation for teachers' salaries, WVEA President Dale Lee said.

In 2013, the...

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