Chartbook_cover-01 November 30, 2017 Medicaid provides health insurance coverage for nearly 1 million people in Virginia — primarily children, pregnant women, parents, seniors over age 65, and people with disabilities. But, hundreds of thousands of Virginians remain without insurance and are stuck in the health coverage gap. This Chartbook explains Virginia’s current program and our opportunity to expand health coverage to many more low-income individuals and families in Virginia.
ResourcesAndCosts2018to2020-01 November 13, 2017 By Chris Wodicka and Laura Goren Virginia’s current revenue system isn’t keeping up with changes and growth in the overall economy, and that’s putting the future prosperity of families and businesses at risk. A series of recent developments point to Virginia’s challenges. The Secretary of Finance recently informed state lawmakers that e-commerce is costing the state an estimated $229 million in lost sales tax revenue.
Profiles of High and Low Poverty Schools October 26, 2017 by Chris Duncombe Persistent gaps in test scores and college enrollment between students from low income families and other more financially secure students are well documented, as are the challenges schools face in trying to improve student outcomes. Too often, these disparities are seen as inevitable and the challenges insurmountable. Increased investments are characterized as wasteful, rather than necessary.
cover April 26, 2017 Cuts to School Funding are Hurting Virginia Classrooms click image for pdf of report Reduced state investment in public schools in Virginia since the recession has significantly impacted day-to-day operations in schools all over the Commonwealth. Schools have been forced to eliminate teachers and instructional specialists, place increasing responsibilities on teachers, reduce critical support positions such as nurses and school counselors, not keep pace with the changing language needs of students, eliminate student clubs and shorten afterschool programs, and allow facilities to deteriorate and fall into disrepair.

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