MainStreetOwners-04 June 28, 2016 Immigrants and Their Prominent Role in Virginia’s Main Street Businesses By Stephen Howard and Laura Goren In Virginia, “Main Street” businesses – the local shops and services that provide for a variety of everyday needs and that generally have a physical storefront – are cornerstones of thriving communities and immigrants play an important role in starting and maintaining these businesses.
Increased Add-On Quintile Analysis-02 June 1, 2016 Virginia Lags in Providing Low-Income Students the Opportunity to Succeed in the Classroom By Chris Duncombe and Michael Cassidy Virginia’s state support for students from families that struggle economically lags behind many other states and behind what research shows is needed to provide these students with the same opportunities to be successful in the classroom as their financially more secure peers.
Diverse human hands showing unity May 24, 2016 African-American and Immigrant Communities Share Challenges, Policy Solutions African-American and immigrant communities in Virginia share many challenges, and there are critical policy solutions that could improve the lives of both immigrant and African-American Virginians. This report explores some of these challenges and solutions, focusing on residential segregation, schools that too often fail to meet the needs of all students, employment challenges for adults without high school diplomas, low wages for many workers, lack of health insurance and culturally competent health care, significant caretaking responsibilities without the benefit of paid sick leave and family leave, and harsher punishment in the criminal justice system.
tercile_April_2016-01 April 26, 2016 As Job Gains Spread, Gaps Are Becoming More Stark By Aaron Williams, Laura Goren, and Michael Cassidy There are finally more jobs in Virginia than before the recession started eight years ago. Today, workers in high-wage occupations, certain industries such as education and health services, and several of Virginia’s larger communities are better off than before the recession.

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Immigrants and Their Prominent Role in Virginia’s Main Street Businesses
June 28, 2016
The facts about immigrants and their contributions to the Northern Virginia economy
June 10, 2016
Virginia Lags in Providing Low-Income Students the Opportunity to Succeed in the Classroom
June 1, 2016
African-American and Immigrant Communities Share Challenges, Policy Solutions
May 24, 2016
As Job Gains Spread, Gaps Are Becoming More Stark
April 26, 2016
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