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June 16, 2016 - Fairmont State University welcomed nearly 100 guests Thursday for an event called EDTalks. The Education Alliance brought in keynote speakers who concentrated on schools, education based jobs and the state's future in education. Some of the speakers presenting were Kenneth Rehm of NASA, Andrea Santos the 2016 West Virginia Teacher of the Year and H. Wood Thrasher of The Thrasher Group. Read More WDTV - Channel 5 News


June 16, 2016 - Statewide speaker series comes to Fairmont with a focus on education. The Education Alliance hosted EDTalk today modeled after the popular TED Talks. Read More WBOY - Channel 12 News


June 16, 2016 - Governor Earl Ray Tomblin is challenging West Virginia students to build a virtual West Virginia capitol building using Minecraft. The contest is hosted in collaboration with Governor Tomblin’s STEM Initiative, the West Virginia Department of Education and the Arts, the West Virginia Department of Education and The Education Alliance. Read More The Morgan Messanger


June 16, 2016 - The Education Alliance is a statewide non-profit that brings community leaders together to help advance public education. On Today's Show, Mike welcomed Andrea Santos, the 2016 WV Teacher of the Year. Santos will be a keynote speaker on Thursday at the Alliance's regional luncheon in Fairmont. Read More The Mike Queen Show


June 11, 2016 - The Education Alliance will host EDTalks: Connecting Education, Jobs and Our Future, from noon to 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Fairmont State University Falcon Center, 1201 Locust Ave., Fairmont. Read More The Exponent Telegram


June 7, 2016 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin is asking West Virginia students to create a virtual state Capitol building using a video game. Tomblin's science, technology, engineering and math initiative is one of the hosts for the contest in which students will use Minecraft to create a replica of the current Capitol or design a new Capitol. The contest is open to students from pre-Kindergarten to 12th grade. Read More The State Journal


June 7, 2016 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin is asking West Virginia students to create a virtual state Capitol building using a video game. The state Department of Education said in a news release that it is also involved along with the West Virginia Department of Education and the Arts and The Education Alliance. Read More The Olympian


June 7, 2016 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin is asking West Virginia students to create a virtual state Capitol building using a video game. Read More The InterMountain


May 20, 2016 - EDTalks, an education-based speaker series, held its fifth event Thursday in Beckley, where three speakers shared their ideas with community leaders on how to connect education, jobs and the future. Read More The Register-Herald


May 19, 2016 - On Thursday, May 19, educators and members of industry gathered in WVU Tech’s Carter Hall on the Beckley campus for EdTalks Beckley. The topic of discussion: innovation in public education and strengthening the state’s workforce. Read More WVU Teach


May 19, 2016 - On Thursday in Beckley the Education Alliance hosted on of their EdTalks, a TED talks style set of speeches aimed at education in the state. For the talks the Charleston-based group brought different viewpoints, focusing on business, the community, and a higher education perspective on what's wrong with education in the state. Read More WOAY TV


May 10, 2016 - More than 40 hands-on stations will fill the gymnasium of Spring Mills High School tonight as the school kicks off its first-ever STEAM Family Friendly Festival from 5 to 8 p.m. Read More The Journal


May 10, 2016 - Carrie Marcum, assistant principal at Spring Mills High School talks about the STEAM Family Festival held Tuesday night in the high school gym for all ages from preschool to high school. The event held in conjunction with “Remake Learning Days,’ is funded by grants that were received front The Education Alliance. Read More Herald-Mail Media


May 9, 2016 - Bob Wise, former governor of West Virginia and current president of the Alliance for Excellent Education, took a tour of Spring Mills High School on Thursday morning to see the educational innovations and technology the school has set in place. Read More The Martinsburg Journal


April 7, 2016 - I had the great honor of heading up to Aurora School for a little graduation event that took place on Tuesday, April 5. But this was no ordinary ceremony celebrating excellence at the rural community school just off U.S. Route 50. School staff recognized 18 families who attended all of the six workshop sessions of the United Way Born Learning Academy program. Read More The Preston County News & Journal 


April 2, 2016 - The Mid-Ohio Valley Chamber of Commerce celebrated three decades of partnering with the community to create a better educated valley. The Annual Partner in Education Luncheon celebrates the relationship between businesses and wood county schools year after year. Read More The News Center


April 2, 2016 - Kump Education Center is very fortunate that AmeriCorps on the Frontline and VISTA have provided National Service members to help with STREAM and other programs. Read More The Intermountain


March 16, 2016 - If you’ve ever wondered how our little corner of West Virginia is doing in terms of integrating Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) into education, rest assured that great things are happening right here in our own backyard. Read More Around The Panhandle


March 13, 2016 - Some local organizations - such as the Coalfield Development Corporation in Wayne and the United Way of the River Cities in Huntington - have implemented programs to decrease the number of young people who are without mentors with regard to employment and education, respectively. Read More The Herald-Dispatch


March 6, 2016 - Wheeling Park High School is now one of only eight schools across the Mountain State to be recognized by the Education Alliance as a model  STEM school. Read More WTRF News


March 4, 2016 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin announced the appointment of Scott Rotruck to the state Board of Education Friday. Rotruck will take over immediately, filling the vacancy created by the resignation of Wade Linger last year. Read More WV MetroNews


February 28, 2016 - A visitor to one Marshall County art classroom can find makeshift robots and tiny bicycles crafted from the minds of local middle-schoolers. Read More The Intellingecer


February 24, 2016 - Sherrard Middle School is making great strides in their educational advancements for middle school students as they implement various learning techniques as one of eight STEM Schools throughout the state. Read More Daily Echo


February 18, 2016 - Students at Greenbrier East High School have been working on a special gift for a little boy. With the help of 3D printing, the high school's engineering class was able to make a hand for 8-year-old Nataniel. Read More WVVA



January 22, 2016 - It was a mixing of the minds Thursday night as students, teachers and community members gathered to spotlight Cabell County's improving graduations rates at the Shining a Light on Student Victories summit.  Read more The Herald-Dispatch


January 21, 2016 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin recently announced the United Way Born Learning Academy program will expand to additional West Virginia schools throughout 2016. The Born Learning Academy program is a partnership among The Education Alliance, Toyota Motor Manufacturing West Virginia and the United Way.  Read more The State Journal


January 18, 2016 - The United Way of the River Cities will highlight the success of Cabell County students and allow the community to discuss improvements that can be made to the county's graduation rate at the Shining a Light on Student Victories summit. The event is part of United Way's Education Matters initiative and will take place from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 21, at the St. Mary's Conference Center, 5th Avenue and 29th Street.  Read more The Herald-Dispatch


January 15, 2016 - Governor Earl Ray Tomblin announced that the United Way Born Learning Academy program will expand to additional West Virginia schools in 2016. The Governor clearly believes children who enter school prepared are more likely to read at grade level, graduate from high school, and to be college and career ready.  Read more END


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