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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.

PEIA Finance Board Releases FY 24 Plan

Download Flyer The PEIA Finance Board has set the dates for public hearings on proposals for Plan Year 2024. These hearings will give PEIA members a chance to better understand…

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Vote No on Amendments 2 and 4!

Help us rally support against the amendments in your community Near the end of your ballot, you will find two constitutional amendments that will greatly impact the funding and the…

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Dolly Parton: A Friend of Education

West Virginia welcomed Dolly Parton to the Clay Center for Arts and Sciences on August 9, 2022, to celebrate the statewide participation of Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. Marshall University’s June…

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Celebrating Our Milken Educators

Milken Educator Awards have recognized the nation’s top educators since 1987 with $25,000 in unrestricted award dollars. This recognition is one of the highest honors in the education world for…

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New Website Launched!

Have you visited the WVEA website recently? You may have noticed a new look. A much needed overhaul took place this summer with the hopes of providing you a more…

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National Member Survey

The NEA Center for Communications and the NEA Center for Racial and Social Justice are conducting a national member survey as part of our ongoing racial equity work. Respondents were…

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WVEA-PAC recommends pro-education candidates for November election

September 15, 2022 – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The West Virginia Education Association-Political Action Committee (WVEA-PAC) recommends the following candidates for the West Virginia Legislature in the November 8 General Election….

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WVEA Members Finalists for Awards

During the summer, the West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE) announced the finalists for the 2023 West Virginia Teacher of the Year and School Service Personnel of the Year award….

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WV Teacher and Support Professional Shortage

CHARLESTON, W.Va. –⁠ Two teacher’s aides face charges for not reporting child abuse of special needs students at an elementary school in Kanawha County earlier this week. WVEA President Dale…

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President Lee projects teacher vacancies will top 1,500 this year

As the new school year approaches, West Virginia school districts are already facing a teacher shortage. WVEA President Dale Lee thinks the problem will only get worse this fall. “I…

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