Education Talk
A newsletter of The Education Alliance
WV Ready Graduate and Summer Internship Program Launches
The Education Alliance, Leadership West Virginia, and business and education leaders announced the launch of the WV Ready Graduate Initiative. The initiative provides a “portrait” of what a WV Ready Graduate should possess to be successful. The Alliance also announced the creation of a paid summer internship opportunity for rising high school juniors and seniors.To learn more, click here
Partnerships in Education
Business and Community Supporting Public Schools
Community Math Nights
American Electric Power Foundation supported STEM education by offering Community Math Nights in Lincoln and Logan Counties. The events allowed families the opportunity to enhance their own math knowledge and support their child's learning. The math nights are part of a larger effort by the Alliance called Energizing steM.  Click here  to read more. 
Life After Americorps Training
During the week of April 8th-12th, AmeriCorps on the Frontline members participated in National Volunteer Week with their spring ervice projects. The service projects ranged from cleaning up a neighborhood to helping with a clothing drive. Click here for more info.
West Virginia Education News
West Virginia House of Delegates Speaker Roger Hanshaw and state Senate President Mitch Carmichael announced that the special legislative session will reconvene at 2 p.m. on May 20.

 
West Virginia Board of Education members asked during their April 10 th  meeting about legal issues regarding rejecting orders that state lawmakers give them. The discussion came after lawmakers repeatedly have tried to pass major curriculum changes in recent years.
 
The West Virginia Department of Education is recommending no education savings account vouchers and, if charter schools are legalized, banning for-profit and virtual ones.
 
National Educational News
35 Years of Powerful Partners
Stories that share the impact of the Education Alliance's Work
Mike Kelley
Principal, Herbert Hoover High School


““Because of the flood damage in 2016, our teachers lost numerous classroom resources that they had personally invested in. I’m extremely grateful for The Education Alliance’s Floods of Support campaign and other generous donations that helped replenish supplies that teachers lost to the flood.”

Mike Kelley is currently the Principal at Herbert Hoover High School in Clendenin, West Virginia. The summer of 2016 unexpectedly brought with it one of the worst floods in West Virginia’s history. This was due to over 8 inches of rain in a 12-hour timespan. After flood waters receded many structures had perished or were uninhabitable, such was the case for Herbert Hoover High School. This was a very difficult time for the Clendenin community, who were one of the hardest hit by this disaster.

To assist in the flood recovery effort, The Education Alliance launched the Floods of Support campaign and was able to donate $55,000 to teachers who were affected by the flood. More than 230 teachers in Kanawha, Greenbrier and Ritchie Counties received a stipend to assist with replenishing their resources, to continue educating students as they recovered from the disaster.
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