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November 15, 2015 - When Aurora teacher Krista Haynes heard Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin say in his State of the State address that all West Virginia children should readon on grade level by third grade, she thought, "Yes, that's grat and that's good, but how are we going to do it."  Read more Morgantown Dominion Post


November 2, 2015 - A meeting of the minds is under way in the capital city in emphasizing that education is a joint effort. The West Virginia Education Summit got under way at the Embassy Suites Hotel Monday morning.  Read more WCHS-TV 8


November 2, 2015 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin speaks during the third annual West Virginia Education Summit at Embassy Suites in Charleston on Monday. Tomblin said all West Virginia students should have 180 instructional days. He also touted educational programs launched during his tenure as governor, such as the truancy diversion initiative.  Read more The Charleston Gazette-Mail


November 2, 2015 - A national leader in education policy is advocating for more school flexibility at local levels. Jeans, argued Matt Williams, vice president of policy and advocacy for KnowledgeWorks, are not one size fits all and education should not be either. Read more West Virginia MetroNews


November 2, 2015 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin says the state must work together to ensure West Virginia students are in school all 180 instructional days throughout the school year. Read more West Virginia MetroNews


November 1, 2015 - With the Education Alliance Summit taking place Monday, its CEO and president wants to discuss ways to integrate innovation into West Virginia schools, particularly in dealing with snow days. Read more West Virginia MetroNews


Octber 27, 2015 - It’s not every day that the Secret Service comes to your office. Imagine my surprise when I found out the President of the United States was coming to the East End Family Resource Center, and I would have the privilege of serving as a volunteer during the President’s visit. Read more National Service Officila Blog


Octover 27, 2015 - You have the opportunity to impact your local community. Right now there are students, schools and education programs all across West Virginia who need your help. Will you be the voice for a child in need? Read more Charleston Gazette-Mail


October 25, 2015 - PApple recently released the latest version of its iPhone with promises of clearer pictures and better voice activation features that are designed to tempt users to upgrade. Unlike earlier versions, when comparing the new and old phones side-by-side, you will not see much of a difference on the outside. Still, none of us would argue that this latest version doesn’t reflect innovation and improvement. Read more Charleston Gazette-Mail 


September 25, 2015 - Partnering with the Education Alliance in West Virginia, the museum has launched an initiative to provide professional development for educators and ongoing support in the creation of community-based makerspaces in seven Mountain State counties: Monongalia, Marion, Marshall, Mingo, Cabell, Jefferson and Wayne. Read more Pittsburgh Tribune-Review


September 25, 2015 - George Washington High School in Charleston is one of eight schools across the state picked to be a part of West Virginia’s first STEM Network Schools program. The program was developed based on the recommendations from Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin’s STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) Council. Read more Charleston Gazette Mail


September 24, 2015 - The Education Alliance announced a large investment in several West Virginia schools on Sept. 24. The STEM Network Schools will receive resources, including a $30,000 grant over three years and a STEM Coordinator Volunteer in Service to America, to become demonstration sites for innovative STEM practices that boost student achievement. Read more The State Journal


September 24, 2015 - STEM schools in West Virginia are set to receive $1 million in funding. STEM Network schools will receive resources, including a $30,000 grant over three years and a STEM Coordinator Volunteer in Service to America to become demonstration sites for innovative STEM practices. The aim is to boost student achievement. The Education Alliance made the announcement Thursday. Read more WV Public Broadcasting


September 23, 2015 - Speaking to members of the Huntington Regional Chamber of Commerce at a breakfast meeting Sept. 23, state Sen. Bob Plymale, D-Cabell/Wayne, voiced strong criticism of what he called the “intrusive” role of the federal government in education and offered some equally barbed comments about the testing now prevalent in the state’s schools. Read more The State Journal


September 17, 2015 - Christin Shinaberry has stepped up to make a real difference in her community through her AmeriCorps and Disaster Corps service. Her contributions have led to her being chosen as a recipient of the 2015 Governor’s Service Award. Read more Corporation for National & Community Service


September 17, 2015 - This year’s discussion will focus on the impact of education legislation. “A view from the Capital” will be moderated by T.J. Obrokta, Chief Operating Officer of BrickStreet Insurance. The panel of speakers will feature: Dr. Amelia Courts, President/CEO of The Education Alliance; West Virginia Senator Bob Plymale, Associate VP of Economic Development of the Marshall University Research Corps.; Chancellor Paul Hill of the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission; and Dr. Michael Martirano, West Virginia State Superintendent of Schools.  Read more The Herald-Dispatch


September 13, 2015 - The Education Alliance is pleased to announce the award of a $43,500 grant from Toyota Motor Manufacturing, West Virginia, Inc. to expand the United Way Born Learning Academy program to three new schools: Leon Elementary in Mason County, Aurora Elementary in Preston County, and Poca Elementary in Putnam County.  Read more The Herald-Dispatch


September 12, 2015 - A boost to early childhood education is headed to three elementary schools from The Education Alliance, courtesy of a $43,500 grant from Toyota Motor Manufacturing, West Virginia Inc. Read more The State Journal


September 6, 2015 - Partnering with The Education Alliance in West Virginia, the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh will launch the West Virginia Maker Network in August 2015 to provide professional development for educators and ongoing support in the creation of community-based makerspaces in these informal and formal education sites seven West Virginia counties. Read more The Herald-Dispatch


August 28, 2015 - On August 12 a new school and community wide project “12 Habits of Wonderful People” was introduced to the Warm Springs Middle School as the “Healthy Habits of Wild and Wonderful Wolves” (aka 2HW3.) The effort was awarded a $2,000 Public Engagement Community Grant earlier this month from the state’s Education Alliance. Read more The Morgan Messenger


August 28, 2015 - The Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh will partner with The Education Alliance, a nonprofit based in Charleston, W.Va., to launch the network by providing educational programs for teachers and volunteers and the creation of maker spaces in West Virginia communities. Read more Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


August 27, 2015 - The Children’s Museum is partnering with The Education Alliance in West Virginia to provide professional development for educators and to support efforts to provide hands-on and project-based education for students through the new program. Read more Pittsburg Daily Times


August 27, 2015 - The Children’s Museum of Pittsburg, with the help of The Education Alliance and two grants, plans to launch the West Virginia Maker Network, a professional development network for teachers aimed at creating “makerspaces” that will allow children to create and craft at “makeshops” throughout the state. Read more Charleston Gazette-Mail


August 27, 2015 - Thanks to $100,000 from the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation and $100,000 from Chevron, the Children's Museum of Pittsburgh will partner with the West Virginia Education Alliance to launch the West Virginia Maker Network initiative in August 2015. Read more State Journal


August 19, 2015 - On Wednesday, Beale Elementary in Gallipolis Ferry organized a “Community Back-to-School Bash” with help from a $2,000 Education Alliance Community Grant. Read more Point Pleasant Daily Register


October 2, 2015 - The Robert C. Byrd Institute for Advanced Flexible Manufacturing and a group of statewide partners will present the 2015 West Virginia Makes Festival on Friday, Oct. 2, at Heritage Farm Museum and Village in Huntington. Read more The Herald-Dispatch


July 10, 2015 - It’s the first day of school in Kanawha County and countless other schools districts across the nation. It’s a time of excitement and trepidation for students, as well as for parents of school kids, school bus drivers, coaches, teachers and administrators. Read more Charleston Gazette-Mail END


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