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February 16, 2022 | Kathy Mendes

It’s Time To Lift the Arbitrary Staffing Cap for Supporting Students

Every student deserves a safe and healthy school environment where they are supported academically, socially, and emotionally. While teachers have...
January 19, 2022 | Phil Hernandez

Making Teacher Pay Increases Real and Meaningful

Every Virginia student in every zip code should have the opportunity for a high-quality education, and effective teachers are the...
January 18, 2022 | Kathy Mendes

Virginia debe atender su falta de apoyo a los estudiantes que aprenden inglés

en inglés Todos los niños deben tener acceso a una educación excelente. En Virginia, está escrito en la constitución...
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)...
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