As the legislative session begins in West Virginia, educators have started demonstrating against a move last month by Gov. Jim Justice’s PEIA Task Force. Created as part of a deal to end the prior teachers' strike, the team leaders stated the force wouldn't recommend a long-term way to fund the state health insurance program at its current benefit levels before this session.
Many school districts across Pennsylvania say that budget stress is causing them to raise property taxes and cut school programs, according to a new annual survey. The report targets the rise of mandated expenses such as pension obligations, special education costs and charter school payments as key drivers of budget woes.