West Virginia

Federal Elementary Teacher Defeats West Virginia's State Senate President in Primary
After a couple years of clashes with teachers in the state, West Virginia Senate President Mitch Carmichael was ousted in Tuesday's Republican primary election by a teacher.
Madeline Will, June 10, 2020
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States Educational Opportunities and Performance in West Virginia
This Quality Counts 2020 Highlights Report captures all the data you need to assess your state's performance on key educational outcomes.
January 21, 2020
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States State Auditor's Battle Cry: Open the Books on K-12 Spending
A West Virginia official turns up the heat on financial disclosure for the state’s beleaguered schools, and ruffles feathers in the process.
Daarel Burnette II, August 2, 2019
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School Choice & Charters Despite Fierce Teacher Opposition, West Virginia House Votes to Allow Charter Schools
The West Virginia House of Delegates passed its version of a sweeping education omnibus bill, which would allow the state's first charter schools.
Madeline Will, June 20, 2019
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Protesters turn out against a bill in the West Virginia legislature that would have bundled teacher pay raises in a bill that would also expand charters and other elements unpalatable to many teachers in the state.
Protesters turn out against a bill in the West Virginia legislature that would have bundled teacher pay raises in a bill that would also expand charters and other elements unpalatable to many teachers in the state.
Craig Hudson/Charleston Gazette-Mail via AP
Teaching Profession Teachers Asked to Swallow Concessions to Get Pay Hikes
Politicians in some states are using the push for higher teacher pay as a way to press other demands, such as expanding charter schools and vouchers, and tying teacher pay to test scores.
Daarel Burnette II, February 25, 2019
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School Choice & Charters Striking Teachers Are Targeting Charter Schools. But Are Charters Really a Threat?
Charter schools educate only about 7 percent of all public school students. But in some cities, charter schools have made significant inroads.
Arianna Prothero, February 25, 2019
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Teaching Profession West Virginia Teachers Scored a Victory But Will Remain on Strike
Lawmakers effectively killed the controversial education bill that had prompted the second statewide strike in two years.
Madeline Will, February 19, 2019
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Teaching Profession West Virginia Teachers Are Going on Strike Again
Teachers across the state will walk out of their classrooms on Tuesday to protest an education bill going through the state legislature.
Madeline Will, February 18, 2019
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Senate Finance Committee Analyst Chris DeWitte outlines different tenants of a comprehensive education bill as state senators convene for only the fourth time in state history as a Committee of the Whole to discuss the bill on Jan. 30, 2019, at the Capitol building in Charleston, W.Va.
Senate Finance Committee Analyst Chris DeWitte outlines different tenants of a comprehensive education bill as state senators convene for only the fourth time in state history as a Committee of the Whole to discuss the bill on Jan. 30, 2019, at the Capitol building in Charleston, W.Va.
Craig Hudson/Charleston Gazette-Mail via AP
Federal Teachers Wage Pitched Battle Against W.Va. Education Measure
Though it promises a 5 percent raise, the legislation includes numerous provisions viewed as anti-union and has sparked the prospect of yet another teacher strike in that state.
Daarel Burnette II, February 5, 2019
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States Educational Opportunities and Performance in West Virginia
This Quality Counts 2019 Highlights Report captures all the data you need to assess your state's performance on key educational outcomes.
January 16, 2019
5 min read
From left, Lynette Guck, Allegra Fullerton, and Jeanne Lunn review petitions for a campaign funding disclosure amendment in Scottsdale, Ariz. Many education advocates are supporting that cause, along with efforts to raise taxes for more school funding and to roll back the state’s expanded voucher law.
From left, Lynette Guck, Allegra Fullerton, and Jeanne Lunn review petitions for a campaign funding disclosure amendment in Scottsdale, Ariz. Many education advocates are supporting that cause, along with efforts to raise taxes for more school funding and to roll back the state’s expanded voucher law.
Laura Segall for Education Week
Federal Teacher Activists Take Fight to the Polls
Fresh off a wave of strikes and protests in several states, education activists aim to turn that momentum into electoral victories in this fall's midterm elections.
Daarel Burnette II, May 11, 2018
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Music teacher Noah Karvelis, who helped organize Arizona Educators United, speaks to thousands as they participate in a protest at the Capitol in Phoenix April 26.
Music teacher Noah Karvelis, who helped organize Arizona Educators United, speaks to thousands as they participate in a protest at the Capitol in Phoenix April 26.
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Teaching Profession The Faces of the Teacher Revolt
In states with recent strikes and protests, individual teachers—some of them in their 20's and most of them with little or no organizing experience—have taken charge of the grassroots push for higher pay and more school funding.
Madeline Will, May 9, 2018
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Federal Did #RedForEd Just Capture Its First Midterm Victory?
In Tuesday night's Republican primary in West Virginia, Robert Karnes, a West Virginia Republican state senator who lashed out at teachers during their nine-day strike, lost to pro-labor candidate Bill Hamilton.
Daarel Burnette II, May 9, 2018
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Teaching Profession Thousands of Teachers. 4 States. Your Guide to the Protests Sweeping the Nation
As Oklahoma teachers prepare for day four of their statewide walkout, here's a guide to the larger picture of teacher protests.
Madeline Will, April 4, 2018
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