2018 Policy Focus

The Education Alliance is an independent voice, earnest advocate, and statewide participant that advances policies and practices to continually improve public school student achievement in West Virginia.  As part of our ongoing Research and Outreach efforts, the Alliance supports a focus on the following three priority areas:

·       Strong Math Foundations: Numeracy Plus Literacy
·       Career Readiness: Connecting Schools with the Future of Work
·       System Transformation: Student-centered Innovation

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Research and Outreach

Business and community leaders understand the need for a strong public education system and are committed to advocating for changes that will systemically improve student achievement in West Virginia. The Education Alliance has historically played an important role in providing sound research to inform public policy through the following key strategies:

For the past several years, the Alliance has taken a more active role in identifying key priorities for improving public education and enlisting support for them. Key priorities have included:  

  • Ensuring all students can read at grade level by the end of third grade
  • Providing all students with meaningful learning time
  • Equipping students to be competitive in STEM-related education and careers
  • Equipping the public with transparent and measurable student benefits