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June 14, 2018 - Elementary schools in Lincoln County and Logan County received a major boost, Monday afternoon, June 4, 2018, with the announcement of close to half a million dollars in funding for math initiatives in both districts. The grant, from the Amercian Electric Power (AEP) Foundation to the Education Alliance, seeks to strengthen STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) education in the elementary grades. The funding will benefit six schools in Lincoln County and 11 facilities in neighboring Logan County. Read More The Lincoln Journal

 

June 6, 2018 - Educators are beginning to rethink how kids learn. Studies suggest that children’s brains are developing differently due to rapid technological and social change. As a result, some innovative programs are working outside the conventional classroom to enhance a child’s creativity and problem-solving skills – in short, to make learning more relevant. Read More The Charleston Gazette-Mail

 

June 5, 2018 - In an effort to meet the growing need for STEM-skilled graduates in West Virginia, today the American Electric Power Foundation announced a nearly half-million dollar grant to The Education Alliance to strengthen STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education. Read More HuntingtonNews.Net

 

June 4, 2018 - An initiative launched Monday is aimed at raising awareness of STEM topics and careers to elementary school students in Lincoln and Logan counties. The Education Alliance and Reasoning Mind announced Energizing steM, a three-year investment to provide elementary schools online math software, in addition to related professional development for teachers. Read More WV Metro News 

 

June 2, 2018 - As the school year comes to an end, it is time to assess the progress of all students, but Kump Education Center mentors focus particularly on those who had disadvantages at the outset. Over the last four years we have developed patterns that prove to be effective in helping at-risk students become more successful in school. We try to build meaningful self-confidence, monitor progress regularly, and establish habits of effective goal setting. Read More The Inter-Mountain

 

June 1, 2018 - The Education Alliance will host EDTalks Morgantown from noon to 1:30 p.m. June 18 at the WVU Erickson Alumni Center. EDTalks is an education-based speaker series that promotes innovative discussion and big ideas on strengthening public education. Read More WVNews

 

May 29, 2018 - Wildwood Middle School has received a $1,000 grant to support Remake Learning Days, giving students the opportunity to experience aspects of the future of learning. Events open to the public will be from 3 to 4:15p.m. through Thursday at Jefferson High School, 4141 Flowing Spring Road, Shenandoah Junction. Read More The Journal

 

May 22, 2018 -West Virginia's education leaders are working to better prepare the next generation for the future workforce landscape. From policy to programs to public health, three women spoke at the Education Alliance's Ed Talks about making the state brighter for workers of tomorrow. Read More WOWK - TV13

 

May 21, 2018 - On Monday, three well-known West Virginia women spoke about the education issues facing the state. The three were in agreement that STEM courses need to be promoted to elementary schools, middle schools and, especially, girls. Read More WV Metro News

 

May 21, 2018 - More than 100 leaders from business, education and the community gathered for an event to promote discussion of better public education in the state Monday. The Education Alliance’s EDTalks: Connecting Education, Jobs and Our Future was held Monday at the Sleepy Hollow Golf Club in Hurricane. Read More WVNews

 

May 19, 2018 - Slime, robots and superheros were on hand Thursday night at Tomahawk Intermediate School. Tomahawk was one of 20 schools chosen as recipients of the West Virginia Education Alliance’s Remake Learning Days grant. Read More The Journal

 

May 17, 2018 - Huntington Fire Chief Jan Rader estimates that 50 percent of the time when she goes on a drug overdose call, there are children involved. “The opioid crisis is causing a lot of issues with children not being able to concentrate and get the education they need and deserve,” she said. Read More The Charleston Gazette-Mail

 

May 17, 2018 - Remake Learning Days will return to West Virginia with more than 35 events between May 17- 25, 2018 that highlights innovation in education. Remake Learning Days--an initiative of the Remake Learning Network--are nine days of interactive, hands-on, technology-infused, and engaging experiences in communities across West Virginia, and southwestern Pennsylvania. Read More HuntingtonNew.Net

 

May 16, 2018 - The Education Alliance will host EDTalks: Putnam County, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, at the Sleepy Hollow Golf Club, Hurricane. Three EDTalks will be presented by Sen. Shelley Moore Capito; Leah Curry, Toyota Motor Manufacturing WV President; and Jan Rader, Huntington Fire Department chief. Read More The Charleston Gazette-Mail

 

May 11, 2018 - The Education Alliance will host EDTalks: Putnam County, from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Monday, May 21, at the Sleepy Hollow Golf Club, 3780 Sleepy Hollow Drive, Hurricane. EDTalks is an education-based speaker series that promotes innovative discussion and big ideas on strengthening public education. Read More The Herald Dispatch

 

April 21, 2018 - AmeriCorps on the Frontline member Jeanne Johnson led twenty-four young naturalists from North Elementary School on a 2.6 mile hike through Fox Forest Wildlife Management Area near the Division of Natural Resources [DNR]. Before students started the hike, they met Naturalist Jim Fregonara, Forester Josh Simons, and Police Officer Greg Smith who told them what they would need to study in school and college if they wanted to work for the DNR. Read More The Inter Mountain

 

April 14, 2018 - AARP West Virginia is partnering with more than 30 organizations, including the Federal Reserve Bank and Federal Trade Commission to promote financial wellness during 2018 West Virginia MoneySmart Week®, April 21 – 28. Read More HuntingtonNews.Net

 

April 7, 2018 - For a third year, the Education Alliance’s Born Learning Academy will receive funding from GKVF. The money — totaling $12,840 — will support staff and events in the program, which helps train parents and families to learn how to create “teachable moments” for their children before they enroll them in school. Read More The Charleston Gazette-Mail

 

April 4, 2018 - Middle-skills jobs, those requiring more than high school but less than a four-year degree, make up one-third of all jobs in the United States, have an average annual salary of more than $45,000, and are projected to remain in demand in the future. Read More WV Public Broadcasting

 

April 4, 2018 - Mayor Steve Williams issued a proclamation recognizing April 3rd as National Service Recognition Day in Huntington, West Virginia. He joined more than 4,300 county officials and mayors across the country in a nationwide initiative to highlight the impact of national service in tackling local problems. Read More HuntingtonNews.Net

 

April 2, 2018 - Innovation is happening in West Virginia schools. In schools across the state, educators are changing the way they meet the unique and evolving needs and interests of their students. In an effort to meet the growing need for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math skilled graduates in West Virginia, The Education Alliance recently announced $1.2 million dollars in grant funding for its Blended Learning initiative. Read More The State Journal

 

April 2, 2018 - About 35 years ago, when Toni Burch was graduating from college, she couldn’t find a good computer engineering job in West Virginia. So she packed up her bags and moved out of state, like so many of her classmates. Read More WV News

 

March 29, 2018 - The Education Alliance recently announced $1.2 million dollars in grant funding for the Blended Learning initiative, which will help teachers in seven rural West Virginia schools "blend" face-to-face instruction with online resources to provide engaging, technology-rich learning opportunities for students, according to a news release. Read More Williamson Daily News

 

March 28, 2018 - Education Alliance, a statewide public education fund, announced it will provide $1.2 million in grant funding for its blended learning initiative. The blended learning program will help teachers in seven rural West Virginia schools "blend" face-to-face instruction with online resources to provide engaging, technology-rich learning opportunities for students. Doddridge and Ritchie counties will both receive a $15,000 Makerspace grant. Read More News 12 - WBOY

 

Marsh 27, 2018 - Three area schools are among seven West Virginia high schools to receive STEM funding through The Education Alliance. Among the schools receiving the grants are Doddridge County High School, Ravenswood High School and Ritchie County High School. Read More The Parkersburg News and Sentinel

 

Marsh 24, 2018 - In an effort to meet the growing need for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) skilled graduates in West Virginia, today The Education Alliance announced $1.2 million dollars in grant funding for the Blended Learning initiative. Read More HuntingtonNews.Net

 

March 23, 2018 - The Education Alliance received a $1 million grant for the Blended Learning initiative, the alliance announced Friday. The Blended Learning program, which the alliance sponsors, will help teachers at seven rural high schools “blend” face-to-face instruction with online resources to provide technology-rich learning opportunities for students, according to a statement from the alliance. Read More The Charleston Gazette-Mail

 

April 9, 2018 - This October, students at Tomahawk Intermediate started their own “Girls Who Code” club. In February, fifth-grade students Abby Hopkins and Madison Ferguson were selected as two of 16 winners for the West Virginia Education Alliance Statewide Coding Competition, each winning a $250 cash prize. Read More The Journal

 

February 11, 2018 - The Education Alliance is pleased to announce the appointment of five new members to its Board of Directors. Read More Putnam County News

 

February 11, 2018 - The Bob Burdette Center (BBC), Charleston Family Resource Center (CFRC), and Step by Step will collaborate with The Education Alliance and Kanawha County Schools to facilitate the AmeriCorps on the Frontline program in Kanawha County. The program, which has received funding for three years from TGKVF, is a dropout prevention, mentor-based intervention that addresses student attendance, behavior and course performance. Read More News 9 - WTOV TV

 

February 7, 2018 - The Education Alliance appointed the following people to serve as new members for a three-year term: Jessica Alsop, Judy Sjostedt, Stephen Hastings, Todd Marino and Katlin Thorsell. For more on the Education Alliance, visit www.educationalliance.org. Read More The Charleston Gazette-Mail

 

February 6, 2018 - The Education Alliance appointed five new members to its board of directors Tuesday. Read More WV News

 

February 2, 2018 - About 100 leaders in education, business and the community came from across the state Friday to examine ways to increase access to computer science education in the Mountain State. Read More WV News END

 

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