- ‘We will move forward’: With deal on pay in place, West Virginia’s teachers eye return to the classroom
- > Mar 7, 7:37 AM: On this day, Justice and the state’s teachers had a deal to end a nine-day strike by educators that swept across all of West Virginia’s 55 counties and left more than 277,000 public-school students out of school. Teachers
- Legislature advances bills on private school testing, homeschool Promise eligibility
- > Mar 7, 7:08 AM: The West Virginia Senate is set to vote Wednesday on a bill (House Bill 4183) that would reduce state-mandated standardized testing requirements for most private schools in the near term but also, in the future, more
- No End in Sight to Teachers’ Strike
- > Mar 6, 7:31 AM: Information regarding a current strike by school workers in West Virginia is “changing by the minute,” and Ohio County school officials promised today to work better at getting information out to the community.
- Unions mull legal action after wrong bill passed; schools remain closed Monday
- > Mar 5, 7:52 AM: A state education union leader said Sunday that union leaders are “exploring all avenues” — which could include legal action — after the state Senate mistakenly passed the wrong public employee pay raise bill Saturday.
- WV school employee strike to continue across state
- > Mar 1, 7:32 AM: The statewide public school employees strike that began last Thursday will continue today, despite state-level union leaders’ call for workers to return to schools today following a new proposal from the governor.
- Justice proposes 5% raise for WV school employees; strike set to end Thursday
- > Feb 28, 7:27 AM: With a proposal for an even higher pay raise next school year, this year’s statewide public school employees strike — the second teacher strike in West Virginia history and the first to also include school service
- Officials Don’t See Charter Schools Benefiting Ohio Valley
- > Feb 28, 7:14 AM: Educators and lawmakers in West Virginia and Ohio believe charter schools will become reality in both states in the near future — but they also don’t think there will be much need for them in the Ohio Valley.
- Union officials: Teacher strike to continue Tuesday
- Feb 27, 7:48 AM: Union leaders announced Monday the statewide teacher and school service personnel work stoppage would continue Tuesday.
- WV Senate bills could subtract money from teachers' unions, their leaders
- > Feb 9, 7:35 AM: The West Virginia Senate is on the verge of passing Senate Bill 335, which supporters and opponents say would require school employee union members to annually re-agree to have part of their county public school
- Senate President sponsors charter school bill
- Jan 18, 6:49 AM: A bill that seeks to establish specialized public charter schools was introduced in the West Virginia Senate Wednesday.
- WV teachers call for more than a 1 percent raise
- > Jan 16, 7:00 AM: Gov. Jim Justice, in his State of the State address last week, requested a “1 percent” across-the-board pay increase for West Virginia teachers in this year’s legislative session, with further 1 percent increases in each
- Charter schools not on the menu this session in West Virginia
- > Jan 10, 6:47 AM: West Virginia legislators are putting the charter school debate back on the shelf for the upcoming session, Monongalia County Del. Joe Statler, vice chairman of Education, said Friday during the West Virginia Press
- Charter schools not on the menu this legislative session
- > Jan 8, 7:21 AM: West Virginia legislators are putting the charter school debate back on the shelf for the upcoming session, Monongalia County Del. Joe Statler, vice chairman of Education, said Friday during the West Virginia Press
- Can putting the least-experienced teachers in the highest-risk schools ever result in success?
- > Dec 26, 8:50 AM: The county has 254 teachers. According to district administrators, it needs about 25 more, to fill vacancies in special education, elementary education, math, science and the arts. Instead, McDowell averages losing about a
- Your tax dollars paying for a new virtual school, even though you've already been funding one
- > Oct 5, 5:52 AM: There’s already an online school through the state of West Virginia that residents' tax dollars have been funding for the last 17 years. But the problem with that program is that it’s not for full-time students, and
- WV lawmakers hear about policies on teacher seniority, school vouchers
- > Sep 19, 5:17 AM: Reducing the role of seniority in teacher layoff decisions, and allowing families to put public school funding toward private schooling and home schooling, were both concepts that school employee unions opposed and that
- West Virginia authorizes online public schooling
- Apr 28, 6:16 AM: West Virginia has authorized its county school boards to offer virtual school, where students in kindergarten through high school can learn online.
- WV Legislature passes home-school, virtual education bills
- > Apr 10, 6:13 AM: Lawmakers Saturday completed legislation giving home-schoolers access to public vocational education centers, giving them access to public school sports and allowing county public school systems to offer home-schoolers and
- WV House Ed passes bill to expand online classes, allow online diplomas
- > Apr 5, 6:38 AM: The House Education Committee on Tuesday passed a bill that would allow West Virginia county school systems to offer full-time K-12 virtual education and “an online pathway for earning a high school diploma,” while also
- WV Senate Ed passes bills to cut $79M, allow vouchers, tax credits
- > Mar 27, 5:13 AM: West Virginia’s Senate Education Committee on Thursday night passed a bill that would cut state funding to public education next fiscal year by about $79 million but newly authorize county school boards to raise regular
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