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Teachers Strike Shutters Every West Virginia School

All 680 schools were closed in West Virginia on Monday as teachers statewide conducted a labor strike for the third day. West Virginia teachers are protesting the rate of pay in their state, which ranks 48th in the nation. The average teacher salary is $44,701, according to the West Virginia Education Association. A beginning teacher salary is $32,435. Governor Jim Justice has signed teacher pay raises of 2 percent for next year and 1 percent the following two years. But West Virginia...

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