1. Overview

West Virginia

Improving safety, security, and economic prosperity in the Mountain State

Lawmakers in West Virginia will likely face a budget shortfall in 2017, and increased pressure to cut spending. Our members in West Virginia are urging policymakers to continue to prioritize improvements to the state’s education system, which ranks 46th in the nation in student achievement. However, the state’s education system has made progress in recent years. West Virginia has one of the best preschool programs in the country, and lawmakers recently decided to uphold high standards for the state’s K-12 schools, which leaders say will lead to better-educated students and a stronger workforce.


April 3, 2017

Social-Emotional Skills in Early Childhood Support Workforce Success

Why business executives want employees who play well with others. Social-emotional skills learned in a child's earliest years will lead to workforce success later in life.


  1. September 12, 2016

    2016 Citizen-Readiness Index Infographic


Latest News from West Virginia

  1. March 27, 2017 (Charleston Gazette-Mail)

    Don’t repeal education standards

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