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 23, 2017 Key proposed changes to the enacted budget, Ch. 780 click image for pdf House and Senate budget negotiators released their conference budget on February 22 for floor consideration by the General Assembly. Click here or on the image at left for our summary of certain key changes in the conference report, Senate budget, House budget, and governor’s budget compared to the Chapter 780 (Acts of Assembly 2016) version of the 2016-2018 (fiscal years 2017 and 2018) budget.
Recent Education Reports
The governor’s proposed changes to the 2016-2017 budget
February 23, 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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