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Education officials, teachers unions prepare for West Virginia legislative session


The Parkersburg News and Sentinel

CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — Education is sure to be a topic of great interest for lawmakers during the 60-day legislative session starting Wednesday.

Fred Albert, president of the American Federation of Teachers, left, and Dale Lee of the W.Va. Education Association answer questions from the media during the WVPA’s Legislative LookAhead at the Culture Center Friday.
(West Virginia Press Association photo by Dalton Walker)

Members of the press heard from the Department of Education and the state’s two teachers unions during the West Virginia Press Association’s Legislative Lookahead at the Culture Center in Charleston Friday.

Steve Paine, the state superintendent of schools, told attendees that he is working with Gov. Jim Justice on education initiatives to present to the Legislature. Some of these include efforts to improve math scores among state students.

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