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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.

Member Spotlight: Cheryl Canterbury

Where were you born? LaGrange, GA, but have been in WV since I was a toddler. My family tree is planted in our beautiful state. Where did you attend school?…

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WVEA President Dale Lee stresses the crisis in education

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The following remarks were made by WVEA President Dale Lee to the State Board of Education at their meeting on Wednesday, September 13 regarding the opening of schools and…

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Keeping organized is critical

Maintaining your own up-to-date personal and professional records is every bit as important as keeping your lesson plans and grade book organized. Having the appropriate documentation on hand can be…

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10 tips for starting the year off right

1) Get OrganizedStart off the year by getting your personal papers organized. You never know when you may have to produce a document related to your job. Your certification, past…

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WVEA President Dale Lee challenges the State Board of Education

CHARLESTON, W.Va. − During the State Board of Education’s meeting on Wednesday, July 12, 2023, WVEA President Dale Lee had a challenge for himself and the state board. “The challenge is…

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Hancock CEA leads victory over onerous attendance policy changes

It began with the Hancock Board of Education not following proper procedures in an attempt to push through policy changes that would place additional burdens and extra financial strains on…

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Delegates re-elect association leaders and recognize locals during WVEA’s Delegate Assembly

WVEA’s annual Delegate Assembly was held April 28–30 at the Charleston Marriott Town Center. Delegates representing professionals, retired and professional support staff approved the WVEA’s legislative agenda, WVEA’s budget and…

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President Dale Lee addresses the WV Board of Education

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – WVEA President Dale Lee spoke today at the state Board of Education meeting about the Hope Scholarship and hiring policy. President Dale Lee made a request to the…

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Member focus groups

The NEA Center for Communications will be conducting 10 focus groups among members June 12-15.  This is part of an open-ended member listening project, designed to learn about our members’…

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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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