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.


Every West Virginia public school student will graduate ready to begin a career or pursue additional education and training.

What is The Education Alliance?

The Education Alliance is a nonprofit organization that advocates for a quality public education for all West Virginia children. It was established in July 1983 by business executives who saw the importance of supporting public schools and giving the business community a voice in education. As a nonprofit organization, it is supported 100 percent by grants and donations. The Education Alliance works to advance its mission and vision through a strategic plan that outlines three goals:

Equip WV Students for Success
Through Educational Opportunities & Support

Increase student literacy outcomes

Improve student graduation indicators

Improve student career readiness

Increase student math outcomes

Mobilize Business & Community Support For Schools
To Improve Student Outcomes Through Programs

Cultivate effective business and school partnerships

Foster school innovation that leads to systemic change

Expand the number of schools impacted through direct programming

Advance the Improvement of WV’s Education System
Through Research-Based Vision Setting, Dialogue And Advocacy

Identify and advocate for systemic changes that improve student outcomes

Participate in policy developments and inform policymakers with sound research-based information

Facilitate dialogue among stakeholders to further systemic change

Increase the number of public policy resources