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Nearly every decision impacting education employees, school volunteers and students stems from policy established by politicians. Whether the decision is that of a local school board who establishes a dress code for employees or uniforms for students, to the highest level of federal testing standards enacted by the United States Congress, there is a direct and critical link between public education policies and government.

The West Virginia Education Association advocates for its members, public education employees and students through a wide variety of efforts, including political and public policy actions. WVEA’s legislative policies are developed by members through the WVEA Delegate Assembly and the WVEA Legislative Committee. These documents offer guidance to our professional lobby team who work with WVEA member lobbyists to impact policy decisions.

Teacher pay the lowest in West Virginia

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia is ranked 50th out of 51 states in teacher pay according to the National Education Association‘s educator pay data. WVEA President Dale Lee said the low…

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Bullwinkle project

WVEA has partnered with 13 locals around the state as part of a new project focusing on innovation, revitalization, and empowering the local and their members. Coined the “Bullwinkle Project,”…

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Announcement: NEA Today Readership Survey Email

The NEA Center for Communications will be conducting a national survey of members. This is their annual NEA Today Readership survey, which analyzes our print and online communications. Respondents were…

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American Red Cross pillowcase project

Members of the Kanawha County Education Association, along with their ODS Chris Arbogast, recently participated in the American Red Cross pillowcase project. The Red Cross began implementing the project after…

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From custodian to teacher

Lincoln County member Robin Hill started her career as a custodian. After being placed on a RIF and transfer list, Hill decided to become a substitute teacher. The new associate…

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Delegates selected to attend NEA-RA

WVEA members were recently nominated to represent you as state delegates at the 2023 NEA Representative Assembly (NEA-RA) in Orlando, Florida. WVEA members attending the July 2–6 event are: Sara…

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PEIA public hearing announcement

Initially, the PEIA Finance Board planned to present three plan options for the participants to comment on before a final decision would be made. It was announced at today’s PEIA…

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Know Your Rights in a RIF and Transfer

If you have questions, call your Association Rep., County President, WVEA Help Center at 1-866-568-9832, or your Organizational Development Specialist. If you are RIFed, you have the right to: Your…

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Berkeley County Welcomes Therapy Dog Jet

If you visit Spring Mills High School in Berkeley County, you may see a fluffy four-legged staff member roaming the hallways. Jet is a one-and-a-half-year-old yellow Labrador that works as…

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President Lee presents Findings to Senate Education Committee

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – WVEA President Dale Lee, along with AFT-WV President Fred Albert, presented the findings from the Solutions for Success focus groups to the Senate Education Committee this morning….

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