West Virginia Lawmakers Dismantle State Department of Education in Wake of Teachers’ Strike

West Virginia lawmakers have voted to disassemble the state’s Department of Education and the Arts in the wake of a weeks-long battle with public service employees that saw West Virginia’s teachers walk out of classrooms leaving schools closed for nearly two weeks in demands for higher pay. Teachers walked out of schools on February 22 […]

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Pay-Raise Deal Reached in West Virginia, Teachers to Return to Work Tomorrow

Lawmakers in West Virginia have announced a deal that would deliver a 5% pay raise to the state’s teachers ending a strike by educators that kept them out of classrooms, and schools closed for nine school days. West Virginia lawmakers held meetings Monday night and Tuesday morning in an attempt to find a compromise in […]

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West Virginia Votes to Approve, Then Reject, Teacher Pay Raise, Ensuring State-Wide Strike Enters 8th Day

A mix-up in the West Virginia State Senate gave the impression that the body had passed a measure giving teachers and other state personnel a 5% raise, ending a walkout that has kept teachers out of classrooms for more than week.  Instead, it looks like teachers from all fifty-five West Virginia counties will continue their […]

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Teachers in West Virginia Plan State-Wide Walkout Tomorrow, Effectively Shutting Down State’s Schools

School teachers and service personnel from all fifty-five counties of West Virginia are taking part in a walkout tomorrow, effectively shutting down the state’s school system.  The move comes after weeks of protests by teachers and public employees over lawmakers’ reluctance to fully fund the Public Employees Insurance Agency as well as increase pay. Governor […]

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