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first_imgHome NewsWatch Education Ahead of debate, Senate leader boosts GOP education plan Linkedin Facebook Google+ Next PostMayor Of Welch Passes Away Tyler Barker Tyler Barker is currently the Interim News Director and Digital Content Manager for WOAY-TV. I was promoted to this job in Mid-November. I still will fill in on weather from time to time. Follow me on Facebook and Twitter @wxtylerb. Have any news tips or weather questions? Email me at [email protected] CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The leader of the West Virginia Senate is boosting his broad-based education plan ahead of the special legislative session debate.GOP Senate President Mitch Carmichael on Thursday held a press conference to drum up support for the proposal.Senators are scheduled to reconvene Saturday to take up the lengthy bill, which allows charter schools but doesn’t include education vouchers. It also contains a pay raise for teachers, mental health services for students and a provision that would withhold pay for teachers if a school is closed because of a strike.President of the West Virginia chapter of the American Federation of Teachers Fred Albert says educators plan to show up at the Capitol while the Senate meets Saturday. He says lawmakers shouldn’t be rushing to pass such a complex education measure. Twitter Pinterest EducationNewsWatchState NewsTop Stories Ahead of debate, Senate leader boosts GOP education plan By Tyler BarkerMay 30, 2019, 13:40 pm 177 0 Previous PostGov. Justice appoints Kornish as judge serving McDowell County Mail Tumblrlast_img read more