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Raba Poll Of WV Voters Shows Opposition To School Vouchers And Strong Support For WV Unions

Bipartisan polling firm Red America Blue America (RABA) Research conducted a telephone survey of 512 West Virginia voters at the beginning of March. The survey results show strong support for…

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Have Your Class Participate in Read Across America!

Celebrate Read Across America (RAA) on March 2! March so happens to be National Reading Month and why not bring the reading fun to your classroom. RAA offers reading tools,…

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Your Rights in a Rif or 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: Have notice,…

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Marshall County Member Heather Haught is the Second Recipient of a $25,000 Milken Educator Award

MOUNDSVILLE, W.Va. – A second West Virginia teacher has been honored with Milken Educator Award for the 2021-2022 school year. Heather Haught, a first grade teacher at McNinch Primary School in…

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Hardy County Member Receives $25,000 Milken Educators Award

BAKER, W.Va. – Hardy County member Michelle Wolfe is the first in the nation to receive $25,000 for the Milken Educator Award this school year. “I had no idea it was going to happen, but I’m very grateful,”…

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WVEA President Dale Lee addresses Teacher Shortage

CHARLESTON, W.Va. − WVEA President Dale Lee spoke today at the state Board of Education meeting to address West Virginia’s teacher shortage. He began by applauding State Superintendent Burch and the West Virginia Department of…

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Anti-Stereotype Bill Puts Teachers in a Bind

CHARLESTON, W.VA. – “This is just going to drive more and more teachers out of the profession,” President Lee told MetroNews’ “Talkline” today. Yesterday HB 4011 turned into a lengthy, heated debate in the House Education Committee meeting. This…

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Teachers Looking to Leave the Profession

Wayne County Education Association President Amber McCoy was interviewd by NPR’s Anya Kamenetz regarding a recent poll on teachers leaving the profession.  You can access the full article below. HUNTINGTON, W.Va ​”Our morning…

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House passes bill to cut rising costs for diabetics

CHARLESTON, W.Va. − On January 26, the House of Delegates passed HB 4252 that could help many West Virginians with diabetes. The bill would cap the cost of insulin at $35 for a 30-day supply, lowering that…

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Jackson County member wins State History Teacher of the Year award

Jackson County member Adena Barnette has been named the state’s top history teacher, according to a news release from the West Virginia Department of Education. Our history certainly isn’t perfect. My job as a…

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