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January 18, 2022 | Kathy Mendes

Virginia Must Address Its Lack of Support for English Learner Students

en Español Every child should have access to an excellent education. In Virginia, it is written into the state...
January 14, 2022 | The Commonwealth Institute

Important Steps Forward in Virginia’s Budget

State budget proposals offer a significant opportunity to make important investments in our communities and to make sure that everyone...
December 8, 2021 | Chris Wodicka

Tax Proposals Would Reduce Resources for Education, Transportation, and Other Priorities

When the state invests in social goods that benefit all of us like schools, health care, and the environment, our...
October 29, 2021 | The Commonwealth Institute

Statement: Build Back Better Framework Represents Historic Opportunity to Improve the Lives of People Across Virginia

The state’s congressional delegation must enact the Build Back Better framework to deliver for Virginia The Commonwealth Institute for Fiscal...
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 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...
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