Press Releases   |   New Article Archive   |   For media inquiries, please contact Emily Pratt at (304) 342-7849. 

News Articles
 

October 31, 2018 - This fall Kump Education Center will begin a fourth year of the STREAM (Science, Technology, Reading, Engineering, Art and Math) mentoring program in Randolph County Public Schools. Read More The Inter-Mountain

 

October 31, 2018 - Elkins Middle School students representing the Kump Education Center STREAM Program were asked to present samples of their learning activities for the Student Expo at the Education Summit in Charleston October 17. It was a time to celebrate Student-Centered Learning. Read More The Inter-Mountain

 

October 20, 2018 - The West Virginia National Guard Mountaineer ChalleNGe Academy received the exemplary partnership award for student-centered support from the Education Alliance during the 2018 West Virginia Education Summit held in Charleston. Read More The Preston County News & Journal 

 

October 19, 2018 - The West Virginia National Guard Mountaineer Challenge Academy received the exemplary partnership award for student-centered support from The Education Alliance Wednesday during the 2018 West Virginia Education Summit held in Charleston. Read More The Exponent Telegram

 

October 17, 2018 - A panel of four educators, including two Raleigh County teachers, gathered Wednesday at the 6th annual West Virginia Education Summit to discuss the challenges students and teachers face, as well as the strengths they see in education. Read More The Register-Herald

 

October 17, 2018 - A robot was helping steal the show at the annual Education Alliance summit in Charleston. The Ripley High School robotics team was showing of the benefits of so-called STEM education, or Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. Read More Channel 13: WOWK TV

 

October 17, 2018 - The West Virginia National Guard Mountaineer ChalleNGe Academy (MCA) received the exemplary partnership award for student-centered support from The Education Alliance today during the 2018 West Virginia Education Summit held in Charleston. Read More DVIDS

 

October 16, 2018 - The 6th Annual West Virginia Education Summit is at the Embassy Suites in the Capital City. The summit starts with an educator panel and will have strategy sessions, awards, keynote speaker, a student expo and conversations with West Virginia state leaders. Read More WV Metro News

 

October 15, 2018 - Those interested in student-centered learning and its successes have a chance to dive into it during the 2018 West Virginia Education Summit that is scheduled for Wednesday. Read More WV News

 

October 6, 2018 - The West Virginia Education Summit will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Oct. 17 at Embassy Suites in Charleston. This year’s Summit, hosted by The Education Alliance, will focus on student-centered innovation and shifts in policy and practice necessary to ensure all West Virginia students succeed. Read More The Charleston Gazette-Mail

 

September 10, 2018 - Following requests from some of its members to speed up work and form subcommittees, the governor’s Blue Ribbon Commission on Four-Year Higher Education has formed three subcommittees. Read More The Charleston Gazette-Mail

 

August 13, 2018 - Recently, I went to Washington, D.C. to talk with senators Joe Manchin and Shelley Moore Capito about ways to protect communities from the impacts of opioid addiction. Read More The Charleston Gazette-Mail

 

July 31, 2018 - According to WalletHub, a personal finance platform that ranks states on different social matters through a number of demographic metrics, 1 in 5 of West Virginia's 18- to 24-year-olds are neither in school, employed nor have a degree beyond high school. Read More The Herald-Dispatch

 

July 30, 2018 - The Student Success Summit was a collaboration among the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission, the College Foundation of West Virginia and the state Department of Education designed to bring together educators and other crucial staff, such as counselors, from across the school spectrum — from pre-kindergarten through college. Read More WV News

 

July 25, 2018 - West Virginia’s Climb, a new campaign aimed to help West Virginians better compete in the modern economy, was unveiled during the first day of the eighth annual Student Success Summit. Read More WV News

 

July 25, 2018 - West Virginia teachers are working hard to improve our STEM offerings in schools. Today, The Education Alliance and the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) partnered to provide the STEMersion Summer Seminar, a free professional development to expand STEM resources for West Virginia teachers. Read More HuntingtonNews.net

 

July 23, 2018 - One in five of West Virginia's 18- to 24-year-olds are neither in school, employed nor have a degree beyond high school, according to a new report by WalletHub, a personal finance platform that ranks states on different social matters through number of demographic metrics. Read More The Herald-Dispatch

 

July 3, 2018 - Gov. Jim Justice said Monday that it is “long overdue to put them [small colleges] on a pathway to making them beneficial to our students and beneficial in cost." The governor announced the establishment of a Blue Ribbon Commission on Four Year Higher Education in a press conference at the State Capitol. Read More Bluefield Daily Telegraph

 

July 2, 2018 - Gov. Jim Justice announces a broad study of West Virginia’s higher education system as he kicked off his Blue Ribbon Commission on Higher Education. Justice said the commission’s work, which he would like to be concluded by December, is meant to shore up West Virginia’s four-year system, particularly smaller colleges that are economic engines for their communities even as they might struggle financially. Read More The Dominion Post

 

June 14, 2018 - More than 100 business and education leaders gathered in the Erickson Alumni Center for EDTalks, hosted by the Education Alliance. “EDTalks is an education-based speaker series that promotes innovative discussion and big ideas about connecting education, jobs and our future,” the Education Alliance said in a press release. Read More The DA

 

June 18, 2018 - Today more than 100 business, education, and community leaders attended the Education Aliance's "ED Talks" today at the WVU Erickson Alumni Center. This event is an education based speaker series that promotes an innovative discussion on strengthening public education. Read More WBOY - TV12

 

June 18, 2018 - The president of the philanthropic Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation spun an economic cliché in the other direction Monday June 18 in Morgantown. At least as it applies to public education in West Virginia. When it comes to classrooms here, Pat Getty said, it isn’t always, “You get what you pay for.” Read More The Dominion Post

 

June 18, 2018 - A call to selflessness and compassion to better serve youth and communities was the recurring theme of EdTalks held at the Erickson Alumni Center Monday. Inspired by the TED Talks series, EdTalks is an education-based speaker series held across the state and organized by the Education Alliance that promotes innovative discussion and big ideas about connecting education, jobs and the future. Read More The State Journal

 

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

 

View more New Article Archieves