Latest News

The West Virginia Teachers’ Strike Could Spread

West Virginia lawmakers at last reached a deal on Tuesday to raise teachers’ salaries by 5 percent. The agreement—along with the prospect of policy solutions to the educators’ other demands—brought to a close a teachers’ strike that had kept K-12 classrooms across all of the state’s 55 counties closed for nine school days. Even though the West Virginia walkout is over, however, observers suspect it has jump-started a national movement that could have lasting implications for country’s schools.