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October 13, 2021 | Sherri Egerton

New Report Finds Insufficient State Support and Troubling Outcomes for Virginia English Learner Students

Virginia’s English learner student population faces significant barriers to education and the state is falling short in providing adequate resources...
October 13, 2021 | Chad Stewart

Changing Gears: Addressing Virginia’s Persistent Lack of Support for English Learner Students

Executive Summary Every student should have access to a high-quality education. Yet new analysis finds that Virginia’s English Learner (EL)...
September 23, 2021 | Chris Wodicka

Tax Policy in Virginia

When we invest together in the foundations that benefit all of us, our communities thrive. Intentional policy decisions made over...
September 22, 2021 | Sherri Egerton

New Coalition Aims to Raise State Resources to Invest in Schools, Health Care, the Environment, and More

Richmond, VA – A diverse coalition of organizations committed to making sure that Virginia has the resources to fully invest...
September 8, 2021 | Briana Jones

High Capacity, Low Effort: Virginia’s School Funding is Low Compared to Most Rich States

All students, regardless of their background, should have access to a high-quality education that will help them reach their potential.
August 18, 2021 | Sherri Egerton

One-Time Surplus Will Not Reverse Decades of Underfunding Critical Public Services, Long-Term Solutions Needed

Joint statement from Virginia organizations on the need to invest in our communities and advance tax fairness Richmond, VA...
August 17, 2021 | The Commonwealth Institute

Use of ARPA Funds a Step Forward, More to be Done to Build a Just Future

Everyone in Virginia deserves the opportunity to recover from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, including the Black and brown...
August 6, 2021 | Laura Goren

At A Glance: Moving Pieces In The Budget Bill

Virginia’s House of Delegates and Senate are currently considering the budget amendments that Governor Northam recommended last week. The primary...
July 29, 2021 | The Commonwealth Institute

Summarizing Governor Northam’s Proposed Uses of Flexible Federal Funds

Virginia is receiving $4.3 billion in flexible state fiscal recovery funds from the American Rescue Plan Act. Governor Northam has...
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