Remake Learning Days Preview: West Virginia
Welcome to West Virginia: home of country roads, coal mines, and classroom innovation.
In Appalachia, Preparing for Life After Coal
In coal country, new programs aim to diversify local economies, retrain workers, and create a pipeline of new workers prepared for jobs in the new economy.
Connecting Rural Schools
Shoddy or unaffordable connectivity is a constant for many American school systems. Rural public schools are struggling to provide basic internet access to their 12 million students.
Closing Achievement Gaps Where They Begin
West Virginia's universal pre-K program is in the spotlight at a national gathering of experts on early learning in Washington D.C.
Connecting West Virginia to Pittsburgh’s Maker Movement
Since 2011, the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh’s MAKESHOP has been a well-established destination for families interested in projects as wide-ranging as circuitry, woodworking, stop-motion animation, and operating looms. Now, thanks to $200,000 in grants from the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation and Chevron, the museum is extending its reach into neighboring West Virginia.
Robust Digital Environments for Every Student
Move over, Sochi. The biggest event this week is Digital Learning Day—24 hours devoted to incorporating new, meaningful technology into classrooms and libraries.