West Virginia is in a significant period of transition from both an economical and educational standpoint. Through statewide advocacy efforts and student-centered programs, The Education Alliance is playing an active role in this transition.   

We believe that West Virginia must redesign and re-envision our students’ learning environment and that strong business and community partnerships are a key component of that effort.   

As we push toward innovation, we are also constantly ensuring that we measure and evaluate our efforts.  Throughout our 2016 Annual Report you will see data that highlights how our programs and partnerships have moved the needle in some key outcomes.  The Alliance recently launched several new initiatives including a STEM Network Schools, Financial Literacy, and a public engagement initiative. We continued to build upon the positive momentum of our annual Education Summit and EDTalks series.   If you would like to learn more or partner with us in this exciting work, please feel free to contact me direct. 

I want to thank our Board of Directors and the state’s business and community partners for their leadership and demonstrated commitment to education.  Together, we can remake learning today in order to ensure our students are well-equipped for a bright tomorrow.


Amelia Courts, Ed.D.