Approximately 225 business, community and education leaders gathered at the Charleston Civic Center on Tuesday, November 5, 2013 for the Excellence in Education: It’s Everyone’s Business summit. This event was co-hosted by The Education Alliance and Governor Earl Ray Tomblin in an effort to raise awareness about West Virginia’s critical need to provide every child with a quality public education.  


The Summit was kicked off with a keynote address by Governor Earl Ray Tomblin. Participants then had the unique opportunity to hear success stories from the Foundation for Excellence in Education experts and the progress of the West Virginia State Board of Education by Gayle Manchin and Lloyd Jackson.


In the afternoon, the conversation was expanded further with reactions from a West Virginia Panel composed of legislators, business leaders, a county board of education member, a county superintendent, teacher organizations and a student. At the end of the day participants had the opportunity to share their opinions, suggestions and ask questions in a townhall meeting moderated by th Honorable Gaston Capterton. 


Event materials are available for download by clicking on the following links: program or power point



Media Coverage


The Intelligencer: Wheeling News-Register on Nov. 8: Ensure Reform Benefits Children

State Journal on Nov. 7: Education summit stresses every child has the ability to learn

Charleston Daily Mail on Nov. 7: In education reform, listen to what works

Foundation for Excellence in Education on Nov. 6: ExcelinEd Team Shares Success Stores in West Virginia

The Charleston Gazette on Nov. 5: Education leaders study Florida A-F system

Charleston Daily Mail on Nov. 5: Fla. Official offers insight on education reform in W.Va.

WV Metro News on Nov. 5: Florida educator: Success can work in WV

WV Public Broadcasting on Nov. 5: Accountability, early literacy key to education success

State Journal on Nov. 5: Education Alliance hosts summit Tuesday

WOWK – Channel 13 News on Nov. 5: Education Alliance hosts summit Tuesday

WOAY – Channel 50 on Nov. 5: Education Summit brings officials to the Capital

Charleston Daily Mail on Nov. 5: Summit to address education possibilities

WV Metro News on Nov. 4: Education summit to tackle tough issues

WOWK – Channel 13 News on Nov. 4: Education Summit to take center stage in Charleston, WV

The Charleston Gazette-Mail on Nov. 3: Tomblin to host education summit

State Journal Article on Nov. 1: Education Alliance to host Charleston summit

WV Public Broadcasting on Nov. 1: Education Summit kicks off Tuesday, Nov. 5 on Oct. 28: Tomblin, Education Alliance co-host Education Summit

Community Connections Interview on Oct. 16: Community Connections with The Education Alliance

The Charleston Gazette Op-Ed on Oct. 12: Amelia Courts: Education is everyone's business

State Journal Article on Sept. 30: Education Alliance will hold a summit, 'Excellence in Education: It's Everyone's Business' Nov. 5

WV Metro News Article on Sept. 8: State Education Alliance orchestrating change in schools