Education Affinity Group (EAG) Meeting – June 8, 2023

WVDE staff members Dr. Sonja White,  Officer of School Improvement and Instructional Leadership, and Jonah Adkins,  Director,  Office of PreK-12 Academic Support, discuss the recently passed Third Grade Success Act education legislation and its effects on WVDE initiatives including the Science of Reading, Ready Read Write and Math For Life (Unite with Numeracy).

Funding Ideas

These ideas were discussed as potential funding opportunities for foundation who would like to support the Third Grade Success Act.

  • Teacher Training -support for future teachers, such as scholarships, funding for dyslexia certification programs for teachers

  • Extension of Learning for Parents  – literacy and numeracy awareness for parents, communications of participation strategies for parents and guardians to use at home, support for public parent and community training events.

  • Dyslexia Awareness – strategy and promotion surrounding Dyslexia and Dyscalculia

  • Support for Dolly Parton Imagination Library as participation increases and promotion of reading for pleasure to support grade level reading.