The Commonwealth Institute analyzes state support for public pre-K-12 education to increase the value of our public schools to the commonwealth. Our analyses review overall levels of support as well as the impacts of targeted programs. Reports and analyses from the current year are posted here. Work from prior years can be found in the archive.


budget_side_2017_v7-1 February 8, 2017 Comparing the governor’s and money committee amendments to the 2016-2018 enacted budget Click image for pdf The House Appropriations and Senate Finance committees released their proposed changes to the 2016-2018 budget (FYs ’17 and ’18) on Sunday, February 5, 2017. Click here or on the image at left for our summary level assessment of certain key changes and other noteworthy information proposed by the money committees and governor compared to the Chapter 780 version of the FY17 and FY18 budget — the enacted budget — which was passed in Spring 2016.
Recent Education Reports
The governor’s proposed changes to the 2016-2017 budget
February 8, 2017
November 4, 2016
Key information and trends about demographics and funding
September 14, 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
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