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January 23, 2024 | Briana Jones

The Road to Restorative Justice: How Virginia Can Create Safe and Restorative Environments for Students

Students deserve for their classroom to be a safe haven, where their holistic development is both understood and nurtured, and...
January 12, 2024 | Levi Goren

Showing Our Work: Measures and Changes in State Support for Schools

Improving support for K-12 education to help students thrive is a widely shared goal, and understanding how to measure Virginia’s...
January 10, 2024 | The Commonwealth Institute

Budget Matters: How it Works and How It Can Work For Virginia Families

Originally published July 20, 2023: Updated Jan 10, 2024 get our “budget...
November 15, 2023 | The Commonwealth Institute

New Community-Driven Policy Agenda a Strong Foundation for Transformative Change in Virginia

Richmond, VA — After several months of working with and listening to community leaders and partners about the needs of...
October 5, 2023 | Levi Goren

Compromise Budget Invests in Student Support Staff by Mostly Lifting Support Cap

Every student deserves a safe and healthy school environment where they are supported academically, socially, and emotionally. While teachers have...
September 6, 2023 | Amy Wentz

Statement: Budget Compromise Rejects Proposed Tax Handouts for Corporations, Millionaires and Invests In Virginia Families

Today, Amy Wentz, Director of Outreach and Engagement for The Commonwealth Institute for Fiscal Analysis (TCI), released the following statement...
September 3, 2023 | The Commonwealth Institute

Session 2023: Key Budget Policy Choices

Comparing the governor’s, House, Senate, and compromise budgets to the 2022-2024 budget House and Senate budget negotiators have...
August 23, 2023 | Levi Goren

K-12 Funding in 2023: What’s Up With That 22% Number?

There was a lot of attention today on the investments in Virginia’s schools that students, parents, and educators successfully fought...
August 22, 2023 | Levi Goren

How the Senate’s February Budget Proposal Helps Schools Across the Commonwealth

In February 2023, the House and Senate of Virginia proposed budgets that represented contrasting visions for Virginia. The House followed...
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