Partners in Education
Marion County Schools participates with The Education Alliance of West Virginia to build business and community partnerships to further the goals outlined below. There are twenty-two schools in Marion County with ninety-four active partnerships.
The Education Alliance is West Virginia's premier statewide, nonprofit research and K-12 public education fund.
A 501(c)(3) organization, The Education Alliance is dedicated to preparing West Virginia students for postsecondary education and career opportunities. It uses demonstration projects, issue-based research and partnerships with schools, businesses, community groups and other nonprofits to influence educational policies and practices at the state and local levels.
The Education Alliance was founded in 1983 by a small group of West Virginia business executives who realized the relevant and important role businesses could play in shaping their future workforce.
The primary goals of The Education Alliance are:
To recognize and promote partnerships with public schools that produce positive results for students.
To positively impact education policy at the state and local levels.
To conduct demonstration projects that produce high levels of student achievement; increase on–time grade–level completion; and help students prepare for college and careers.