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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 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...
June 29, 2021 | The Commonwealth Institute

New Federal Funds for Virginia: Who’s Getting What

The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) of 2021 that became law on March 11 provides both flexible and targeted funding...
June 2, 2021 | The Commonwealth Institute

Despite Decade of Economic Growth Prior to Pandemic, State K-12 Funding Still Down

State funding for K-12 education is still down when compared to pre-Great Recession levels, despite a decade of economic growth...
June 1, 2021 | Kathy Mendes

K-12 Funding Trends At-a-Glance: Data for Statewide and All 132 School Divisions (2021-2022)

State funding for K-12 education is still down when compared to pre-Great Recession levels, despite a decade of economic growth...
May 21, 2021 | Chad Stewart

Federal Aid for Schools: Addressing Pandemic Impacts and a Springboard to a Better Future

With billions of dollars from the American Rescue Plan (ARP) heading to Virginia, highly consequential budget decisions will be taking...
November 12, 2020 | Kathy Mendes

Addressing the Lasting Impacts of Racist Choices on Virginia’s Education System

Diverse learning environments are beneficial to all students, and especially students of color. The widespread benefits include higher academic achievement,...
October 14, 2020 | The Commonwealth Institute

Virginia Needs an Updated Budget to Address Economic and Health Challenges

A lot has changed since April when legislators approved a state budget amid significant uncertainty. After six months, we have...
October 6, 2020 | Chris Duncombe

Enrollment Losses Could Have Big Impacts on Schools Unless Lawmakers Take Action Now

Among the many uncertainties that schools faced going into this school year was how many students would enroll and what...
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