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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)...
August 24, 2021 | Freddy Mejia

Es Hora de Cubrir a Todos Los Niños

Todos los niños deben de tener la oportunidad de un comienzo saludable, y eso incluye tener acceso a una cobertura...
July 29, 2021 | Katie Zhang

As a State of Many Languages, Virginia Needs Language Access

Public resources should be easily accessible to everyone who needs it, regardless of the language they speak. According to 2019...
May 10, 2021 | Freddy Mejia

It’s Time to Cover All Kids

Every child should have every opportunity for a healthy start, and that includes having access to comprehensive health coverage. Unfortunately,...
January 28, 2021 | Freddy Mejia

For Today and Tomorrow: Increasing Health Coverage for Undocumented Virginians

COVID-19 has reminded us that our health and well-being are highly intertwined with that of our neighbors, and that our...
October 27, 2020 | Laura Goren

Woven Together: The State of Immigrants in Virginia’s Economy

Virginia’s workforce is one of the most highly educated and highest earning in the nation and forms the backbone of...
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 1, 2020 | Chris Wodicka

This Recession is Different: Hardship among Asian American Communities and the Need for State Policy Solutions

The economy shows some signs of recovering from the worst of the pandemic-driven recession, yet the share of working people...
August 10, 2020 | The Commonwealth Institute

Video: It’s Time to Dismantle Virginia’s “40-Quarter Rule”

The U.S. government requires that lawful permanent residents–immigrants with legal status–reside in the country for five years in order to...
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